Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Data Encryption, stronger analytics and hybrid cloud and SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 will appear as a preview in October according to topics discussed at the recent Ignite meeting.

SQL Server 2016 is supposed to provide " ....breakthrough performance for mission-critical applications and deeper insights on your data across on-premises and cloud".

Expected new features:
  • Encryption of data on the move and at rest
  • Integration with R Programming Language
Look up Revolution Analytics regarding R language which was acquired by Microsoft. This is supposed to greatly enhance the analytics with SQL Server.

SQL Server 2016 will have 'Stretch Database'.A way to push infrequently accessed data into the Microsoft Public Cloud

The focus at Microsoft SQL Server will be on the hybrid cloud strategy that is  present neither in Amazon nor n Google cloud platforms.

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