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SQL Server 2014 Evaluation Guide
Report by: Andrew Snodgrass
Posted: June 2014
SQL Server 2014 includes new and improved features that produce substantial performance improvements for a range of business uses and tighter integration with Azure hosting services
SQL Server 2014 includes new and improved features that produce substantial performance improvements for a range of business uses and tighter integration with Azure
Chart shows several application versions and their eligibility for Microsoft product support on recent versions of SQL Server
SQL Server 2014 adds new in-memory processing technologies that increase transactional and query performance, while maintaining support for standard recovery processes and T-SQL commands
Enhancements to SQL Server 2014 ColumnStore data warehouse features improve compression and compatibility and support table updates, which should enable real-time analysis
SQL Server 2014 improves the AlwaysOn simplified mechanism for replication, failover, and disaster recovery and supports new features for in-memory tables and Windows Azure
Built-in backup and failover features in SQL Server 2014 support simplified off-site storage and durability options with Microsoft Azure
SQL Server 2014 improves query performance, and new security and stability features enable administrators to tune on-premises and cloud deployments
Selecting the optimal edition of SQL Server 2014 involves understanding the features and limitations of each edition and the role comprised by each business scenario
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