The main product from Microsoft in the RDBMS category has been the SQL Database. The main query language supported is T-SQL which is the ANSI standard SQL extended by MS. MS SQL Server was first created for the PS/2 systems in collaboration with Sybase and Ashton Tate. The first release was in 1989, an updated version was released on average every two years. By the time the SQL Database 2005 version became available, the code base was completely owned by Microsoft and the SQL Database was offered as an independent product. Sybase developed a similar product with a similar sounding name.
Microsoft offers the product in a number of editions, including an Express version that is available for free. It is limited in features but does give you a good feel of what the SQL Database can do. The latest release has been Community Technology Preview which have been made public in April 2016. SQL Server 2016 became generally available on June 1, 2016
The SQL Database 2014 editions have changed over time. The different editions of the SQL Database in any specific release are addressed to different usage scenarios. There are six editions available with the SQL Database 2014. These include an Express edition, Enterprise edition, a Business Intelligence edition, Web edition, Developer edition, and a Standard edition.
The latest SQL Database 2014 has incorporated in-memory that improves performance significantly by letting users’ process complete tables to in-memory. This feature is available in all the editions of the sql database and allows minimizing the time for transporting data back and forth from disc. Even if the applications need to be disk bound, performance is enhanced through the use of extension of SSD buffer pool in the sql database. These solid-state drives can act as a cache between the hard drives and main memory. Full text search capabilities incorporated into the latest editions of the sql database.
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Big data constantly grows. Predictions are that it will continue its’ expansion at around 60% yearly. Therefore, it is obvious that enterprises need a place where their growing database is living.
Database that runs on the cloud platform – Cloud Database – provides this much needed space. There are two ways this can happen.
First – is to run one’s own database of the rented space (a server, virtual server, shared server or whatever) in the cloud service.
Second option would be a Cloud Database, which is provided by the cloud provider hosting a database and providing user access to it. Depending on what the service provider has, it could be the database of choice of the user:
Choice of databases in the Cloud Database includes both the SQL and the No SQL Database products.
If you have any further questions regarding Cloud Database and its functions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help!