Microsoft introduces SQL Server 2022
Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is now generally available. The update includes new Azure-based cloud functionality and various integrations with existing solutions.
SQL Server 2022 runs in both on-premises and cloud environments. The cloud variant (Azure SQL Managed Instance) is managed by Microsoft ... Read more
Maggie malware has gained backdoor access to hundreds of Microsoft SQL servers
Maggie is a new malware that has surfaced and is already gaining unauthorized backdoor access to several Microsoft SQL servers.
Researchers have recently discovered a malware named Maggie which has been gaining unauthorized backdoor access into several Microsoft SQL servers. John Aydinbas and Al... Read more
Wave of Fargo ransomware attacks hits Microsoft SQL servers
Cybersecurity experts warn of hackers exploiting and targeting vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL servers exposed to the internet through a new wave of Fargo ransomware cyberattacks.
BleepingComputer informed users of a similar cyberattack on Microsoft SQL servers in February. Another wave occurre... Read more
Microsoft introduces SQL Server 2022 release candidate for Linux
Microsoft launched an SQL Server 2022 Release Candidate (RC) for Linux. The version offers support for Azure-related issues and the same functionality as the recent SQL Server 2022 RC for Windows.
The SQL Server 2022 RC for Linux follows the recent release of Microsoft's SQL Server 2022 RC for W... Read more
Datadog Database Monitoring supports SQL Server and Azure databases
Datadog Database Monitoring now supports all SQL Server and Azure database services from Microsoft.
Datadog Database Monitoring finds slow queries, bottlenecks and incorrect indexes. Microsoft and Datadog recently collaborated to support SQL Server and Azure database services in Datadog Database... Read more
Starburst releases SaaS analytic package for cloud platforms
Data is migrating to the cloud, and Starburst Data Inc. is creating a solution that can allow organizations to execute SQL queries with ease.
More data is on the cloud today than ever before. Starburst Data is introducing the first-ever SaaS package that can run analytics on data across various ... Read more
Extended security updates for Windows and SQL Server 2012 and 2008
Microsoft has announced that it is extending security updates for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, and SQL Server 2012. The software giant also announced that the updates will be free if users run on Azure.
The current extended support offering for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 runs u... Read more
Microsoft no longer plans to deliver SQL Server on Windows Containers
Microsoft has suspended its SQL server on Windows Containers projects, which was announced in a blog post on July 5. Microsoft is advising those who need to use the SQL Server in containers, to use Linux instead. Microsoft officials said the decision was because of existing ecosystem challenges and... Read more
HPE now supports Azure Stack HCI and SQL Server on GreenLake
HPE has augmented its GreenLake Offer by adding on-premises Microsoft SQL Server and Azure Stack HCI availability, to complement the existing SimpliVity and Nimble dHCI hyper-converged systems support in GreenLake and Nutanix.
GreenLake is HPE’s subscription-based offering that supplies hardwa... Read more
Amazon introduces translation tool for SQL commands
Amazon has announced Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL. The tool is not to be confused with Yahoo's defunct translation application, is capable of translating commands for a T-SQL database to PostgreSQL commands on the go.
The translation tool directly attacks Microsoft. It is difficult to persuad... Read more