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Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows Bridges Hadoop, Windows

The Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows — commonly known as HDP for Windows — was created by Hortonworks and Microsoft.

Andy McDermid | January 20, 2014

Hekaton Helps Build Faster Databases In 3 Ways (Part 1)

In SQL Server 2014 Microsoft introduces In-Memory-OLTP, also known as Hekaton.

Andy McDermid | December 23, 2013

Extending the Buffer Pool in SQL Server 2014 Increases Performance

One means of increasing your database’s performance is integrating high-speed solid-state drives with the data buffer pool extension found in Microsoft SQL Server 2014.

Andy McDermid | December 18, 2013

Max Server Memory and the 300 Second Rule

Up until recently the commonly understood and accepted ideal number for page-life-expectancy (PLE) for a SQL Server instance was 300 seconds (5 minutes) or greater.

Andy McDermid | December 11, 2013