Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: For proven in-memory technology without costly add-ons, migrate your Oracle databases to SQL Server 2014

    Today, we are making available a new version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA), a free tool to help customers migrate their existing Oracle databases to SQL Server 2014. Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 earlier this year, after months of customer testing, with features such as In-Memory OLTP...
  • Blog Post: On the Oracle IaaS Announce

    Oracle recently redefined Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to merely be a payment plan.  Read more from Amy Barzdukas on the Server Cloud blog.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant 5.2 is Now Available

    SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.2 is now available. SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data...
  • Blog Post: The Co-operative Group saves millions by switching from Oracle to SQL Server

    We talk a lot about the features and technical “how to” behind SQL Server, but our favorite topic is showing real-world examples of how it helps our customers achieve their goals and save millions of dollars. One great example of this is The Co-operative Group and their switch from Oracle to SQL Server...
  • 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: Why SQL Server May Be More Suitable for Your Cluster Database

    A new 12-page whitepaper has been published from Microsoft that explains some of the common myths and misunderstandings about competitive cluster databases that could affect your organization. It examines some of the main reasons why customers will want to implement SQL Server as their database solutions...
  • 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 out Oracle on its...
  • Blog Post: Companies Improve their Bottom Line by Switching to Microsoft Big Data Technology

    Here on the SQL Server Blog, we spend a lot of time talking about the features and technical “how to” behind our products. The only thing we love more than getting into the details of our products is sharing real-world examples of how they help our customers achieve business goals. There’s been a few...
  • Blog Post: Recommended SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Sessions for DBAs and IT Professionals

    The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to showcase technology leadership for Oracle users at COLLABORATE 11

    We’re excited to join you in Orlando next week. This year’s Microsoft participation will be headlined by Doug Kennedy, VP, Microsoft Dynamics Partners and Dynamics Support Services. Doug is a 17-year veteran of Oracle, and has been with Microsoft for the past three years. He’ll be representing Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Day 2 at Collaborate 2010

    Interesting conversations with more CIOs today as well as partners in the Oracle ecosystem. Roughly 40% of new JD Edwards installations are being deployed with SQL Server. Drivers of that decision are simplicity, lower TCO/higher productivity connectedness with the Microsoft Desktop. In general, customers...