Posted by: kurtsh | June 1, 2016

RELEASE: SQL Server 2016

imageToday we announced the general availability of SQL Server 2016, the world’s fastest and most price-performant database for HTAP (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing) with updateable, in-memory columnstores and advanced analytics through deep integration with R Services.

Software applications can now deploy sophisticated analytics and machine learning models in the database resulting in 100x or more speedup in time to insight, compared to deployments of such models outside of the database.


“Both industry analysts and customers recognize the breadth and depth of Microsoft’s capabilities in data, intelligence and the cloud. Microsoft is the only company recognized as a leader across data platforms and cloud by Gartner in both vision and execution in database, business intelligence, advanced analytics, data warehouse, cloud infrastructure and cloud application platforms, and the furthest in vision and ability to execute within the Leaders Quadrant  in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMS.”

Read the announcement & details of the product on the SQL Server blog:


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