Official News from Microsoft’s Information Platform
At TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, Microsoft today announced new innovations from the SQL Server team. The next release, SQL Server 2008 R2 (formerly SQL Server ‘Kilimanjaro’), will include a new feature: Master Data Services (MDS). In addition to SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft is talking about a new technology for low latency complex event processing. The first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2008 R2 will be available in the second half of 2009 and we are on track to ship SQL Server 2008 R2 in the first half of calendar year 2010.
With its strong focus on business intelligence technologies (BI), SQL Server 2008 R2 will continue to offer enterprise customers exceptional value through more pervasive insight into their data. SQL Server 2008 R2 will provide new capabilities to empower end users to make better decisions through self-service BI, which translates to increased productivity and lower costs. SQL Server 2008 R2 will also include:
Also announced at TechEd and planned for release in 2010 is new technology for low latency complex event processing, which offers customers and partners faster time to solution and equal or better performance than competitive alternatives to gain insight from streaming information.
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