Microsoft announces SQL Server 2014, Analytics Platform System, Azure Intelligent Systems Service

Enterprise IT vendor Microsoft today announced SQL Server 2014, Analytics Platform System, Azure Intelligent Systems Service.

SQL Server 2014 release brings in-memory capability to all workload – OLTP, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence.

Analytics Platform System (APS) combines Microsoft’s SQL Server database and Hadoop technology in one low-cost offering that delivers big data in a box.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Azure Intelligent Systems Service is a cloud-based service to connect, manage, capture and transform machine-generated data regardless of the operating system or platform. This is Microsoft’s Internet of Things cloud service that goes into limited beta today.

“We are all experiencing the explosion of data driven by ubiquitous computing. We all crave easier and faster ways to turn that data into fuel for insight, and to realize the potential of ambient intelligence for every individual and every organization,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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