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PolyBase – How SQL Server does Big data!

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Nayan Patel introduces SQL Server PolyBase and shares some insights from a recent engagement using the technology.I was recently involved in helping my customer complete a successful PoC around SQL Server 2016’s PolyBase feature.  They have invested a signification amount of budget and resources ...

Using Azure AD to authenticate public clients to SQL Azure

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Marius Rochon shows how to use Azure AD to authenticate public clients to SQL Azure. Azure AD enables access authorization to SQL Azure as an alternative to providing username/password information in the connection string: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles...