Posts Tagged ‘SQL Database’

Security Concerns

Tackle Security Concerns for Application Modernization

In our previous post, Create Your Transformation Roadmap for Application Modernization, we offered guidance to prepare your organization for successful cloud adoption. Part 2 of this series addresses some of the security concerns you may stumble upon in your cloud journey. We also share some best practices for infusing security across your organization. Questions about […]

Transformation Roadmap

Create Your Transformation Roadmap for Application Modernization

In our previous post, Multiple Paths to Cloud: Migrating Legacy Applications, we explored options that allow you to develop, deploy, and manage new applications on cloud but still continue using your existing data center. Next, we’ll provide guidance on planning and preparing your organization for successful cloud adoption. Part 1 highlights the importance of creating a […]

MQCSP structure

Multiple Paths to Cloud: Migrating Legacy Applications

In our previous blog post, Multiple Paths to Cloud: Taking a Cloud Native Approach, we discussed the importance of a unified plan for cloud adoption as well as the benefits of cloud native to build apps. In part two, we examine options for migrating legacy applications to the cloud. This path to cloud adoption has […]

Multiple Paths to Cloud: Taking a Cloud Native Approach

Cloud technologies support an increasing amount of digital transformation initiatives. While cloud isn’t the ultimate goal of transformation, it provides speed, innovation, and scale to re-imagine business in the digital age. This two-part series reveals the differences between cloud consumers within your company and the benefits of taking a cloud native approach. Consider Your Audience […]

Northwestern Medicine Uses Epic to Deliver Value-Based Care

Recently, Kate Tuttle, my colleague and healthcare marketing guru, wrote a post over on Perficient’s Healthcare Industry Trends blog, describing the shift from a fee-for-service based model to a value-based care model and the subsequent need for a 360-degree patient view. Many healthcare organizations are facing challenges around transforming data into meaningful information – information […]

Azure: Did You Know? Hybrid Connections as VPN Alternative

In real life cloud deployment scenarios one of the very common cases is when only part of the application resides in the cloud. Usually, it’s when there is a legacy system which can’t be migrated to the cloud and resides on premises, or it’s not optimal to deploy entire system to the cloud. After all, […]

Microsoft Azure Data Platform Capability Expands Yet Again

Yet again, Microsoft builds on their increasingly compelling Data Platform story by bringing out new offerings. As my colleague Stan Tartinovksy wrote last week, Azure Data Warehouse is coming.   But that’s not the only new piece of the Microsoft data environment. Also announced at the Ignite 2015 conference was a new Elastic Databases feature for Azure […]

Insights on SQL Server 2014 Data Warehousing Edition

For anyone that is thinking about selecting the Data Warehouse edition of SQL Server 2014, I just want to highlight a few things required to install this product and get it up and running. First off though, what is SQL 2014 DataWarehousing Edition? In short, it is a version of SQL server that  is available […]

Columnstore Indexes: When Should You Use Them?

Columnstore Indexes: When Should You Use Them?

When I speak to clients about In-Memory features in SQL Server, I find that Columnstore indexes just haven’t gained much traction as a marquee feature. The functionality itself is quite useful in the BI/DW realm as far as potentially boosting query performance by 1.5 to 10 times. But I think it gets overlooked because the […]

Big Data, the Microsoft Data Platform and You

Big Data and the Microsoft Data Platform and You

The age of Big Data is upon us, and the age of Pervasive (or “Ambient”) Data is rapidly approaching. This means that not only the typical loosely-structured Big Data sources that we’ve become accustomed to considering, like Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, and web logs. This also means we’re dealing with the streams of data generated […]

Cloud OS

Pervasive Data in Microsoft’s Cloud OS

As early as the beginning of this year, Microsoft began positioning their “Cloud OS” concept, based on the pillars of Windows Server and Microsoft (formerly Windows) Azure.  This perspective on the spectrum of Microsoft’s offerings casts Cloud OS as a giant next generation operating system, with all the scope and scalability that cloud computing offers. […]

Declarative data caching in .NET business layer

One of the most effective ways to improve application performance is to implement data caching. Most of the applications are relatively retrieving the same data from external sources like database of web service and if that source data is never or seldom changes then application is just wasting CPU time and I/O querying the source […]

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