The world’s largest telescope is not a telescope at all. It’s a SQL server database. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has given us a view into the stars unlike any other, making the richest catalog of objects in the universe visible, open, searchable and query-able by anyone. You can visually fly though it. This database was built on SQL server, running on Linux, which allows machine learning and advanced analytics to be shared on the same platform, taking a huge step change in how intelligent apps are built.
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