SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

  • SQL Server 2019 introduces Big Data Clusters, a new deployment option that allows it to work with data lakes and unstructured data on its own.
  • Performance gains are likely for workloads that combine relational data with unstructured data.
  • A centrally controlled data lake could help customers share unstructured data more securely for multiple applications.
  • The deployment option is not a full replacement for Hadoop and will typically be slower than a native Hadoop environment for many processes.

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