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#Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview Overview #SQL #SQL2019 #Linux #Containers #MSIgnite

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview

What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview

• Big Data Clusters
o Deploy a Big Data cluster with SQL and Spark Linux containers on Kubernetes
o Access your big data from HDFS
o Run Advanced analytics and machine learning with Spark
o Use Spark streaming to data to SQL data pools
o Use Azure Data Studio to run Query books that provide a notebook experience

• Database engine
o UTF-8 support
o Resumable online index create allows index create to resume after interruption
o Clustered columnstore online index build and rebuild
o Always Encrypted with secure enclaves
o Intelligent query processing
o Java language programmability extension
o SQL Graph features
o Database scoped configuration setting for online and resumable DDL operations
o Always On Availability Groups – secondary replica connection redirection
o Data discovery and classification – natively built into SQL Server
o Expanded support for persistent memory devices
o Support for columnstore statistics in DBCC CLONEDATABASE
o New options added to sp_estimate_data_compression_savings
o SQL Server Machine Learning Services failover clusters
o Lightweight query profiling infrastructure enabled by default
o New Polybase connectors
o New sys.dm_db_page_info system function returns page information

• SQL Server on Linux
o Replication support
o Support for the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC)
o Always On Availability Group on Docker containers with Kubernetes
o OpenLDAP support for third-party AD providers
o Machine Learning on Linux
o New container registry
o New RHEL-based container images
o Memory pressure notification

• Master Data Services
o Silverlight controls replaced

• Security
o Certificate management in SQL Server Configuration Manager

• Tools
o SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0 (preview)
o Azure Data Studio

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

SQL Server 2019 big data clusters make it easier for big data sets to be joined to the dimensional data typically stored in the enterprise relational database, enabling people and apps that use SQL Server to query big data more easily. The value of the big data greatly increases when it is not just in the hands of the data scientists and big data engineers but is also included in reports, dashboards, and applications. At the same time, the data scientists can continue to use big data ecosystem tools while also utilizing easy, real-time access to the high-value data in SQL Server because it is all part of one integrated, complete system.

Read the complete Awesome blogpost from Travis Wright about SQL Server 2019 Big Data Cluster here

Starting in SQL Server 2017 with support for Linux and containers, Microsoft has been on a journey of platform and operating system choice. With SQL Server 2019 preview, we are making it easier to adopt SQL Server in containers by enabling new HA scenarios and adding supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux container images. Today we are happy to announce the availability of SQL Server 2019 preview Linux-based container images on Microsoft Container Registry, Red Hat-Certified Container Images, and the SQL Server operator for Kubernetes, which makes it easy to deploy an Availability Group.

SQL Server 2019 preview containers now available

Microsoft Azure Data Studio

Azure Data Studio is a new cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Previously released under the preview name SQL Operations Studio, Azure Data Studio offers a modern editor experience with lightning fast IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated terminal. It is engineered with the data platform user in mind, with built-in charting of query resultsets and customizable dashboards.

Read the Complete Blogpost About Microsoft Azure Data Studio for SQL Server here

SQL Server 2019: Celebrating 25 years of SQL Server Database Engine and the path forward

Awesome work Microsoft SQL Team and Congrats on your 25th Anniversary !

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Use the Azure Cosmos DB Emulator for local development and testing #Azure #CosmosDB #DevOps #Docker

The Azure Cosmos DB Emulator provides a local environment that emulates the Azure Cosmos DB service for development purposes. Using the Azure Cosmos DB Emulator, you can develop and test your application locally, without creating an Azure subscription or incurring any costs. When you’re satisfied with how your application is working in the Azure Cosmos DB Emulator, you can switch to using an Azure Cosmos DB account in the cloud.

The Azure Cosmos DB Emulator for DevOps is easy to install :

Download de MSI

Docker Hub

GitHub

 

You can Attach Azure CosmosDB Emulator in Visual Studio Code 😉

When your development and testing in Azure CosmosDB Emulator is Done and Ready
for the Cloud, you can Move it to CosmosDB in Azure.

More information on Microsoft Azure CosmosDB Emulator on Docs.

Here you see What’s New in Azure Cosmos DB Video :

Lot of Success with Azure CosmosDB !


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#Microsoft Azure SQL Query Editor Preview in the #Cloud #Azure #SQL

This quick start tutorial walks through how to create a SQL database in Azure. Azure SQL Database is a “Database-as-a-Service” offering that enables you to run and scale highly available SQL Server databases in the cloud. This quick start shows you how to get started by creating a SQL database using the Azure portal.

The SQL Query Editor is a browser query tool that provides an efficient and lightweight way to execute SQL queries on your Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Data Warehouse without leaving the Azure portal. This quickstart demonstrates how to use the Query Editor to connect to a SQL database, and then use Transact-SQL statements to query, insert, update, and delete data in the database.

Query Editor Login

When you select a table you can edit the Data

You can edit the data here (preview)

Or delete a row.

This Feature in Microsoft azure is still in preview !


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#Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit version 9.7 Available for Download #Azure #SQL2017

Microsoft is announcing the availability of version 9.7 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. This release of the MAP Toolkit helps increase the agility and cost effectiveness of deploying the latest Microsoft technologies. MAP 9.7 is updated to inventory, assess and report the SQL Server 2017 and components in the SQL Server assessment. It also helps organizations assess their environment for Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Office 2016 and Office 365, track usage of Windows Server 2012, SharePoint Server 2013, and Exchange Server 2013, and preparing a migration to Windows Azure virtual machines.

Click here to download the latest version.


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#Microsoft Azure #CosmosDB Globally Distributed Multi-model Database Service #Cloud #Azure

 

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database service for mission-critical applications. Azure Cosmos DB provides turn-key global distribution, elastic scaling of throughput and storage worldwide, single-digit millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile, five well-defined consistency levels, and guaranteed high availability, all backed by industry-leading SLAs. Azure Cosmos DB automatically indexes data without requiring you to deal with schema and index management. It is multi-model and supports document, key-value, graph, and columnar data models. As a cloud-born service, Azure Cosmos DB is carefully engineered with multi-tenancy and global distribution from the ground up.

5-Minute Quickstarts

Learn how to use Azure Cosmos DB to create a globally distributed database using one of the multi-model APIs:

Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Documentation

From here you see how simple you can Activate Azure Cosmos DB :

Select Azure Cosmos DB and Create

Creating CosmosDB

From here you can select your Platform and Add Collection.

And do Epic Things in Visual Studio 😉

What really Awesome is to replicate with Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB :

Here I have the Write Region in North Europe

Here I have added a Read Region Japan West by Click on the +

Write Region is North Europe
Read Region is Japan West

From here you can do a Manual Failover

Here you see the Failover between Europe and Japan

My Write Region is now Japan West instead of Europe
And you can add more Regions like this.

And of course everything is in the metrics monitoring.

It’s a Great Microsoft Azure Cloud solution for Enterprises doing business all over the world and for Developers to make Epic Things !

#MVPBuzz
#DevOps


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Happy Learning with #Microsoft Self Paced LABS Online #Education #Azure #Winserv #SDN #SQL #Cloud

STEP 1

Here you go to the Microsoft Self-Paced-LABS

STEP 2

Happy Learning with your online LAB


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#Microsoft System Center Management Pack (CTP) for #SQL Server vNext Replication #Sysctr #SCOM

Microsoft System Center Management Pack (Community Technology Preview) for SQL Server vNext Replication enables the monitoring of Replication as a set of technologies for copying and distributing data and database objects from one database to another and then synchronizing between the databases to maintain consistency.

Here you can download the System Center MP for SQL Server vNext Replication including documentation.