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  • Blog Post: New: ASP.NET Session State Provider for SQL Server In-Memory OLTP

    Microsoft SQL Server 2014 brings new performance and scalability gains by introducing In-Memory OLTP . In-Memory OLTP contains tables and indexes optimized for in memory. Transactions execute under lock-free algorithms to provide linear scalability and Transact-SQL stored procedures can be compiled in...
  • Blog Post: Dell Doubles Application Speeds, Processes Transactions 9X Faster with In-Memory OLTP

    As a global IT leader, Dell manufactures some of the world’s most innovative hardware and software solutions. It also manages one of the most successful e-commerce sites. In 2013, the company facilitated billions in online sales. On a typical day, 10,000 people are browsing Dell.com at the same...
  • Blog Post: Edgenet Exec Q&A

    Edgenet provides optimized product data for suppliers, retailers and search engines. Used online and in stores, Edgenet solutions ensure that businesses and consumers can make purchasing and inventory decisions based on accurate product information. Last year, it implemented an In-Memory OLTP solution...
  • Blog Post: In-Memory OLTP Sample for SQL Server 2014 RTM

    SQL Server 2014 introduces the new In-Memory OLTP feature to boost performance of OLTP workloads. In an earlier blog post , Quentin Clark described how In-Memory OLTP has helped customers achieve performance gains up to 30X. To help you get started with the new In-Memory OLTP feature in SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2014 and the DBA: Building Bridges

    Guest blog post by : SQL Server MVP Denise McInerney – Vice President of Marketing for PASS and a Data Engineer at Intuit – began her career as a SQL Server DBA in 1998 and now applies her deep understanding of data to enable analytic solutions to business problems. She is founder of the...
  • Blog Post: Progressive Insurance data performance grows by factor of four, fueling business growth online experience

    At the Accelerate your Insights event last week, Quentin Clark described how SQL Server 2014 was now part of a platform that had in-built in-memory technology across all data workloads. In particular with this release Microsoft has added in-memory Online Transaction Processing delivering breakthrough...
  • Blog Post: Tune in tomorrow and accelerate your insights

    Tomorrow’s the day! Tune in to hear from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and Data Platform Group CVP Quentin Clark about Microsoft’s approach to data, and how the latest advancements in technology can help you transform data into action. Mark your calendar RSVP...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2014 In-Memory Technologies: Blog Series Introduction

    At the SQL PASS conference last November, we announced the In-memory OLTP (project code-named Hekaton) database technology built into the next release of SQL Server. Microsoft’s technical fellow Dave Campbell’s blog provides a broad overview of the motivation and design principles behind...
  • Blog Post: New AMR Tool: Simplifying the Migration to In-Memory OLTP

    As we have addressed in previous blog articles, the transition into SQL Server In-Memory OLTP is not as simple as flipping a switch. One of the design principles of In-Memory OLTP is that you would only need to make surgically precise migrations for your app to reap the most benefit from In-Memory OLTP...
  • Blog Post: Concurrency Control in the In-Memory OLTP Engine

    We believe that the In-Memory OLTP engine advances the industry state of the art with respect to concurrency control. The main reason for this advancement is due to the combination of lock free algorithms and the row-versioned architecture of the engine. This post examines what we precisely mean when...
  • Blog Post: How Memory-Optimized Database Technology is Integrated into SQL Server 2014

    SQL Server 2014 takes an integrated approach to in-memory database technology. In-Memory OLTP, which optimizes performance of OLTP workloads, is fully integrated in the core SQL Server relational database management system. Now, what do we mean by “fully integrated”? In this post we highlight...
  • 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: TPC-E – Raising the Bar in OLTP Performance

    Blog Author : Charles Levine, Principal Program Manager, SQL Server Performance Engineering Maximizing SQL Server’s performance and scalability is a complex engineering challenge. Beyond good architecture and well-designed code, we also extensively measure SQL Server to ensure that it delivers...
  • Blog Post: Got Servers? Cisco does! Oh by the way they’ll rock your SQL Server 2008 R2 configuration, too

    Hey, what’s this? Cisco makes servers? Yes, it is true. Cisco is in the Intel based server business and has been designing, manufacturing, and shipping our own server platform under the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) brand for about two years now. You are quite familiar with the ongoing innovation...
  • Blog Post: Hardware Considerations for In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2014

    In-Memory OLTP uses memory and disk in different ways than traditional disk-based tables. The performance improvement you will see with In-Memory OLTP depends the hardware you use. In this blog post we discuss a number of general hardware considerations, and provide generic guidelines for hardware to...
  • Blog Post: ‘Wicked Fast’–Real World Experience with SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP

    Recently Quentin Clark announced SQL Server 2014 during TechEd North America. One of the key features to be announced was the in-memory online transaction processing (OLTP) engine, which would complement the in-memory technologies which have been available in the data warehouse and analytics engines...