Shawn Bice, Microsoft's Director of Program Management for the Data Platform Group, recently addressed the future of data platform technology and how Microsoft thinks about their data platform.
According to Bice, Microsoft talks "about the data platform as a continuum of capabilities, spanning on-premises databases, hybrid or cloud-attached solutions, and Azure assets that each provide a unique set of capabilities."
Blog post: Innovation and the Data Platform Continuum
Idera has announced the availability of SQL XEvent Profiler 1.0, a free tool that allows DBAs to create, run, and view SQL event data. The XEvent Profiler provides usability comparable to Microsoft SQL Profiler, while leveraging the SQL XEvents technology. SQL XEvent Profiler enables DBAs to:
In Redmond Magazine's "Exploring SQL Server's Distributed Transactions," Denny Cherry tells you exactly what you need to know about distributed transactions and when you should use one.
Distributed transactions are a powerful function within SQL Server, ensuring that data changes within databases on multiple servers are kept in sync within the context of the single T-SQL transaction—ensuring that applications made up of multiple databases on multiple servers are transactionally consistent with each other.
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