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Today Microsoft made several announcements regarding the company’s commitment to help customers deal with any data, any size, anywhere. For more information on the newest version of SQL Server, Microsoft’s work with big data, and updates to Microsoft’s data warehousing solutions, read on.
SQL Server 2012 released – The world’s most widely deployed data platform, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, has released to manufacturing (RTM), with an evaluation version available today. General availability will start on April 1. SQL Server 2012 is already making waves:
Furthering our big data commitment – Microsoft today also announced plans to release a new, limited preview of the Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure in the first half of 2012. The service is optimized for connectivity with SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft’s industry-leading BI tools such as PowerPivot, Power View and Excel.
Other data platform news – Microsoft also disclosed new details about offerings that expand its data platform, along with information that helps customers realize increased business value. These include:
For more information about today’s announcements, please visit the SQL Server 2012 virtual press kit. Also, visit the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event starting at 8:00 AM PT, Wednesday, March 7 to check out keynotes from Ted Kummert, corporate vice president, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, corporate vice president, Database Systems Group.