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Goodbye, Big Data Clusters

Mohammad Darab has a few thoughts:

I wanted to publish a quick note about something a little near and dear to me. As of today, Feb 25th, 2022, Microsoft made the official announcement that they are retiring SQL Server Big Data Clusters. You can read the full statement here.

It is a bit disappointing to see the lack of take-up here. Personally, I fought to get this set up in my environment but wasn’t able to convince management. I’m guessing there was a fair amount of that which led to a lack of take-up.