Hello SIGMOD attendees! Welcome to Houston, and to what is shaping up to be a great conference. We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of the exciting work in data that’s going on in the Azure Data team at Microsoft, and to invite you to take a closer look.
Microsoft has long been a leader in database management with SQL Server, recognized as the top DBMS by Gartner for the past three years in a row. The emergence of the cloud and edge as the new frontiers for computing, and thus data management, is an exciting direction—data is now dispersed within and beyond the enterprise, on-prem, on-cloud, and on edge devices, and we must enable intelligent analysis, transactions, and responsible governance for all data everywhere, from the moment it is created to the moment it is deleted, through the entire life-cycle of ingestion, updates, exploration, data prep, analysis, serving, and archival.