Official News from Microsoft’s Information Platform
Hot on the heels of our big data announcements at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference last month, my colleague, Ted Kummert, will take the stage at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2012 today in Seattle and make a number of announcements that further Microsoft’s vision for the modern data platform. These announcements will expand on Microsoft’s commitment to help customers gain insights from any data, any size, anywhere to accelerate their business.
As part of this commitment, we will introduce Project codenamed “Hekaton,” a new in-memory technology for transaction processing that will be built directly into the data platform and ship in the next major version of SQL Server.
We’ll have more details about our in-memory strategy and SQL Server 2012 PDW in upcoming blog posts here on Thursday and Friday. In the meantime, you can visit the SQL Server website for more detail.
Today also marks the availability of SQL Server 2012 SP1, now available for download here.
For more information about today’s announcements, please watch Ted Kummert’s keynote live on the SQL Server website, starting at 8:45 a.m. PT today, and Quentin Clark’s keynote tomorrow, starting at 8:45 a.m. PT. You can also visit the Servers and Infrastructure Virtual Pressroom for additional details.
-- Doug Leland, General Manager, Business Platform Group