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Why are they great?

ETL Tools vs. SQL and system tools

Built-in tools have some serious advantages, like easier maintenance, fewer bugs, less dependency on the database in use, easier to migrate to another server, etc. But when it comes to performance it is far from the best. What if you wanted to make our ETL even better? Veselin Davidov gives us a full tour!

One step closer to general availability

Microsoft brings SQL Server on Linux

Microsoft is bringing its flagship relational database product, SQL Server, to the Linux operating system. This will enable SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud, the company announced.

Geographic object support for SQL

Getting started with PostGIS

Bringing support for geographic objects to PostgreSQL, PostGIS has several advantages over similar spatial databases like SQL Server and Oracle Locator/Spatial. Adam Wright shows us the extender’s most popular functions, data types and how to get started.