It's a brand-new database world. Witness Oracle's release of a data provider that allows Oracle coders to work in .NET.
Microsoft may become the big data provider, especially if the government's data sources lose funding.
Some 13 years later, Microsoft has released the first preview of an ODBC driver for Linux.
It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft finally pushed out a 64-bit SQL Server Open Database Connectivity driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Hadoop support at Microsoft is deep enough to have them abandoning LINC to HPC.
Microsoft has issued a release candidate version of SQL Server 2012 for download and testing.
Thanks to the cloud, SQL Server development is about to get cheaper.
Microsoft rolled out a description of its SQL Server 2012 licensing model on Thursday.
Hey, SQL Server developers! You can get onto Amazon's cloud.
The ties that bind are not so easily severed, especially between the teams who are developing these two platforms.
Microsoft isn't always the slow-moving dinosaur, but the visionary. Witness its work with SQL Azure beating Google and Apple to data-laden cloud.
At the second day of the SQL PASS Summit, Microsoft announced a new SQL Azure release as well as some new features to come later this year.
Database development and application development in the same tool--'Juneau' promises no more jumping through hula hoops.
Microsoft said that future SQL Server APIs will phase out of OLE DB and back to supporting the Open Database Connectivity protocol.
Microsoft released two community technology previews of its Hadoop connectors, one that works with SQL Server and other with SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse.