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Microsoft Virtual Academy: Breakthrough Insights using SQL Server 2012 : Scalable data warehouse and Beyond relational (Module 6) - Taking Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Beyond Relational Into The Realm Of Unstructured Data Management


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80% or more of the data produced and stored are so called unstructured documents and are often not stored in the database, but often need to be managed in conjunction with relational data. In order to facilitate the storage and management of unstructured data, Microsoft SQL Server has evolved from storing blobs to providing a sophisticated integration with the Windows Filesystem and provides rich services over such data to provide an interesting and compelling application development experience.

This presentation provides an overview of the unstructured data processing capabilities of SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012, ranging from storing BLOBs over remote BLOB stores to the new additions in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 that provide full Windows application-compatible file management over files stored in SQL Server as well as the services to unlock the information in such data such as the extensions and improvements to FullText Search and the introduction of Semantic document processing in Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on various Microsoft products and solutions.

After watching this video, visit:, enroll in this course and take the self-assessment. For every module you take and every self-assessment you complete, you will be awarded points. These points build up to levels and the higher the level you achieve, the more opportunities you have to participate in MVA offers.


Published Date: March 02, 2012
Presented By: Microsoft Virtual Academy