Amazon Adds SQL Server Support to Manage Big Data Rush

September 27, 2012

As businesses and enterprises rush to chase Big Data in the cloud, Amazon is jumping in by adding additional SQL Server support. DataMation informs us about the support addition in “Amazon Web Services Simplifies Private Cloud Configuration, Adds SQL Server.” We learn that Amazon Web Services has recently added two new capabilities to its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), the first of which is added support for static routing.

The article tells us more about the changes to the Amazon VPC:

“Organizations must connect to VPC via an encrypted virtual private network (VPN). In the past, Amazon required companies to use BGP routing protocol for those connections, but BGP can be difficult to set up and manage. The static routing option will make it easier for organizations to use VPC.

AWS is also adding support for Microsoft SQL Server within VPC. It had recently also added support for Oracle’s database.”

This service addition from Amazon could attract more enterprises to the service as companies search for Big Data solutions that help them manage the mass of information available in the cloud. We are anxious to see how corporations implement this new support and hope other web services follow Amazon’s suit in this venture.

Andrea Hayden, September 27, 2012

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