Microsoft today announced the availability of SQL Server 2014 to manufacturing.
The company said SQL Server 2014 is the most widely-deployed database in the world and continues to gain revenue share at the expense of our competitors.
Microsoft said its data platform has surpassed its competitors in key technology areas like cloud, in-memory and business intelligence.
SQL Server 2014 will be available in a Windows Azure virtual machine image as part of general availability on April 1.
SQL Server 2014 help customers create new business value and open up new possibilities and opportunities with data. In-memory transaction processing (In-Memory OLTP) is delivering speed improvement of up to 30x.
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Microsoft in a blog post said: “Important to our in-memory work is our approach to build SQL Server’s In-Memory OLTP right into the box. This means our customers don’t need expensive additional software to take advantage of the technology. Customers do not have to rewrite their application or deploy new servers.”
SQL Server 2014 comes with hybrid features that span the cloud and on-premises, giving customers a choice in how they deploy database solutions. Customers can securely backup and recover on-premises SQL Server databases using Windows Azure.
Microsoft improved SQL Server 2014’s AlwaysOn technology. In addition, it is designed to enroll Windows Azure virtual machines running SQL Server into a customers’ disaster recovery solution.
This turnkey solution builds on SQL Server 2014 availability in Windows Azure virtual machines – one can get SQL Server with its in-memory and mission-critical features up and running in an Azure VM in a few minutes.
Windows Azure and SQL Server provide a continuum of capability and flexibility in deployment options for our customers – on-premises and in the cloud. Windows Azure also supports an important data workload – Windows Azure HDInsight, Apache Hadoop-based solution in the cloud.
Customers can download SQL Server 2014 on April 1 or register today to be notified once the release is available.
Customers can also learn more about the release and its data platform strategy at “Accelerate your Insights” event on April 15, where Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and COO Kevin Turner will be present.