Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Adds Big Data

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted October 13, 2011

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Ted Kummert addressed an audience of more than 5,000 technology professionals at PASS Summit 2011, where he announced that SQL Server 2012 (formerly code-named “Denali”) would extend to unlock business insights, both in traditional datacenters and through public and private clouds. Kummert also announced new investments to help customers manage big data.


"For more than a decade, Microsoft has been helping customers unlock business insights in data of all sizes and types, beginning with Analysis Services in SQL Server 7.0 and continuing with new SQL Server 2012 capabilities. Furthering this commitment, Microsoft will be working with the Hadoop ecosystem, including core contributors from Hortonworks, to deliver Hadoop-based distributions for Windows Server and Windows Azure that works with industry-leading business intelligence (BI) tools, including Microsoft PowerPivot. A Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure will be available by the end of 2011, and a CTP of the Hadoop-based service for Windows Server will follow in 2012. Microsoft will work closely with the Hadoop community and propose contributions back to the Apache Software Foundation and the Hadoop project.

"The company also made available final versions of the Hadoop Connectors for SQL Server and Parallel Data Warehouse. Customers can use these connectors to integrate Hadoop with their existing SQL Server environments to better manage data across all types and forms."

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