May 4, 2016

Obtaining Actual & Estimated Execution Plans for SQL Queries

Ever wondered if you could determine how the SQL Statements will be executed? Well, now you can in two ways: Getting this information whilst not running any queries with SET SHOWPLAN_XML Getting this information whilst running all queries with SET STATISTICS XML Here is a small example of each: —

Microsoft Buys Italian IoT Vendor Solair

Microsoft has purchased Solair, an Italy-based Internet of Things (IoT) company, for an undisclosed sum. Sam George, partner director at Microsoft Azure IoT, said the “acquisition supports our strategy to deliver the most complete IoT offering for enterprises.” He added, “The integration of Solair’s technology into the Microsoft Azure IoT

Report: Demand for Data Scientists Is Tapering Off

For some time, data science has been one of the hottest areas of enterprise IT hiring, but a new report from Burtch Works LLC says demand for big data developers is tapering off. “With all of the attention that data science has received, students have been flooding into the field,”

SQL Server 2016 to Launch June 1

Microsoft has announced that the next version of its SQL Server database will launch June 1. SQL Server 2016 includes a number of built-in tools for data warehousing and big data analytics, including support for the R language and the ability to process both structured and unstructured data. It also