SQL Server on Linux!? – Meet SQL Server 2017

Over the last decade, DATA is the NEW OIL. While the increasing amount of digitization has led to data exploding exponentially, several other factors have also contributed. The cost of data storage has dropped substantially; enterprises are unwilling to delete any of their data. DATA is now a Corporate Asset and archived NOT deleted.
In the “Always On-Line” world all the systems accumulate huge amounts of data in real time. Analysts & experts want to analyze these mountains of data, popularly known as “Big Data”. The world today believes that in order to prosper and grow, they have to have the ability to “spot” emerging trends and patterns before they become mainstream.
This has led to a spectacular increase in the use of the Apache Hadoop Linux platform for Analytics. Data scientists across the world have been using this platform to manage and analyze “Big Data” since traditional SQL databases were not suitable in this environment.In the past, Microsoft provided interfaces to these technologies. To aid its own expansion and grab a market share in the emerging technologies Microsoft released R server for Hadoop & Linux and included R services starting with SQL 2016. They are further fortifying this position with the launch of SQL 2017 RC1.
Microsoft has introduced SQL Server 2017 RC1 which supports Linux. Interestingly Microsoft has chosen to support Red Hat Server & Desktop, Suse Linux & Ubuntu Linux flavors which cover most of the current installations. SQL server 2017 supports Linux and Active Directory services authentication for both Windows & Linux domain clients, allowing authentication of users across different platforms.
SQL server 2017 includes analytics using built-in Python & R services! Microsoft has always focussed on security. SQL server 2017 has TLS support so the data between SQL Server & clients can be always encrypted!
Some the features are not supported in this release of SQL server as yet. You can find details of the Microsoft release notes here.
MetaSys Software has been delivering high performance and secure database solutions using legacy SQL server version and recent undertakings are on SQL server 2016. If you are looking for web or database solutions, then please connect with us.

PHP MYSQL: Web application development

Two decades ago, ‘PHP’ started out as a small open source project and today has evolved into a major scripting language. ‘PHP MySQL’ is now widely used for developing complex web applications. Here are some of the major advantages of using the PHP platform:

  • Easy to develop websites with interactive dynamic content.
  • PHP is fairly easy to learn
  • PHP Model View Controller (MVC) framework is now available to develop, manage and maintain complex web applications.
  • LAMP, XAMPP are some of the better options to deploy the applications quickly & cost-effectively.
  • PHP is compatible with all major web server platforms and web browsers.
  • PHP website development software can be easily embedded into an HTML file.

MetaSys Software has experienced PHP, MySQL developers who can help you with your requirements. Customers expect speed and often bounce rate goes up when websites load slowly. This can be effectively handled by experienced PHP developers at MetaSys. Our developers also use the  CakePHP Framework which speeds up the development process.

At MetaSys we offer PHP based web application development using MySQL and/or FileMaker as the backend for multi-tier architectural solution. With FileMaker PHP API it is quick to extend existing FileMaker solution to the web. A PHP MySQL being completely open source is a cost-effective combination and allows you to develop a solution customized to your business needs.

If you are looking to outsource PHP development projects then please feel free to contact us.