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  • Blog Post: PASS Summit 2012: Accelerating Business through Data Insights

    Hot on the heels of our big data announcements at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference last month, my colleague, Ted Kummert, will take the stage at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2012 today in Seattle and make a number of announcements that further Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: Breakthrough performance with in-memory technologies

    In a blog post earlier this year on “ The coming database in-memory tipping point ”, I mentioned that Microsoft was working on several in-memory database technologies. At the SQL PASS conference this week, Microsoft unveiled a new in-memory database capability, code named “Hekaton 1...
  • Blog Post: Architectural Overview of SQL Server 2014’s In-Memory OLTP Technology

    At the SQL PASS conference last November, we announced the In-memory OLTP database technology (code-named “Hekaton”) for a future SQL Server release. Microsoft’s technical fellow Dave Campbell’s blog provided a broad overview of the motivation and design principles behind the...
  • Blog Post: How Fast is Project Codenamed “Hekaton” – It’s ‘Wicked Fast’!

    Recently I posted a video about how the SQL Server Community was looking into emerging trends in BI and Database technologies - one of the key technologies mentioned in that video was in-memory. Many Microsoft customers have been using in-memory technologies as part of SQL Server since 2010 including...
  • Blog Post: Oracle Surprised by the Present

    I’d like to clear up some confusion from a recent Oracle-sponsored blog. It seems we hit a nerve by announcing our planned In-Memory OLTP technology, aka Project ‘Hekaton’, to be shipped as part of the next major release of SQL Server. We’ve noticed the market has also been calling...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP – bwin Migration and Production Experience

    As part of our SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP blog series we asked early adopter Rick Kutschera from bwin.party, to blog about his solution experience with SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP. Read on below to hear more the experience from Rick. You can also learn more about bwin’s experience...
  • Blog Post: PASS Summit 2012 Recap & the Milestones of SQL Server 2012

    Last week marked the completion of a great week at PASS Summit 2012 , the world’s largest technical training conference for SQL Server professionals and BI experts alike. During this year’s 3-day conference, nearly 4,000 attendees heard firsthand about the great advances being made toward...