Whilst, we are still exploring SQL Server 2012, Microsoft has announced features of SQL Server 2014. With most fingers in Cloud (Cloud computing), the the new product combines together to deliver “In-the-box” in-memory capabilities, hybrid cloud capabilities for mission critical applications and permits faster data insights.
One of the core components of SQL Server 2014 is built to make most of “Cloud computing”. This helps in scalability (nearly infinite) and also reduces the computational and storage cost by many folds.
In-memory computing has been in the market for some time now, “In-memory in the box” takes the game to next level. Unlike other in-memory products which require separate dedicated software and hardware; SQL Server 2014 comes with Hekaton’s in-memory OLTP which is delivered in the box with the product.
Here are few links to explore more on the product..
- SQL Server Blog “SQL Server 2014: Unlocking Real-Time Insights“
- Blog by Brent Ozar (its always interesting to read his blogs) “Everything You Need to Know About SQL Server 2014”
- Microsoft Official Link for “SQL Server 2014” – register yourself here to get notification on trial version of the product