HostingReviewASP.NET|Best, reliable and recommended SQL server 2016 hosting. The first public preview of SQL Server 2016 is now available for download. It is the biggest leap forward in Microsoft’s data platform history with real-time operational analytics, rich visualizations on mobile devices, built-in advanced analytics, new advanced security technology, and new hybrid cloud scenarios.
While it’s described as the “first public preview,” Microsoft also labels it “Community Technology Preview 2.” CTP is a term that the company has typically used for its software releases preceding the first public beta. Using a CTP had meant signing up to test it, but anyone can just download this SQL Server 2016 CTP2 public preview from this Microsoft Evaluation Center page. The change in nomenclature perhaps reflects Microsoft’s faster software production approach.
In what spare time I’ve had this week, I’ve been watching the news coming out of Microsoft Ignite. SQL Server 2016 was announced during Monday’s keynote. And it sounds like it will be awesome.
Just a few of the highlights I am interested in:
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Microsoft’s posts have mentioned a number of other features, and they said that more will be announced as the release date gets closer.
SQL Server 2016 delivers breakthrough mission-critical capabilities with in-memory performance and operational analytics built-in. Comprehensive security features like new Always Encrypted technology help protect your data at rest and in motion, and a world-class high availability and disaster recovery solution adds new enhancements to AlwaysOn technology.
Organizations will gain deeper insights into all of their data with new capabilities that go beyond business intelligence to perform advanced analytics directly within their database and present rich visualizations for business insights on any device.
You can also gain the benefits of hyper-scale cloud with new hybrid scenarios enabled by new Stretch Database technology that lets you dynamically stretch your warm and cold transactional data to Microsoft Azure in a secured way so your data is always at hand for queries, no matter the size. In addition, SQL Server 2016 delivers a complete database platform for hybrid cloud, enabling you to easily build, deploy and manage solutions that span on-premises and cloud.