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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 CTP2 was announced by Quentin Clark during the Microsoft SQL PASS 2013 keynote. This second public CTP is essentially feature complete and enables you to try and test all of the capabilities of the full SQL Server 2014 release. Below you will find an overview of SQL Server 2014 as well as key new capabilities added in CTP2:
SQL Server 2014 helps organizations by delivering:
Thank you to those that have already downloaded SQL Server 2014 CTP1 and started seeing first hand the performance gains that in-memory capabilities deliver along with better high availability with AlwaysOn enhancements. CTP2 introduces additional mission critical capabilities with further enhancements to the in-memory technologies along with new hybrid cloud capabilities.
What’s new in SQL Server 2014 CTP2?
New Mission Critical Capabilities and Enhancements
New Hybrid Cloud Capabilities and Enhancements
By enabling the above in-memory performance capabilities for your SQL Server instances running in Windows Azure Virtual Machines, you will see significant transaction and query performance gains. In addition there are new capabilities listed below that will allow you to unlock new hybrid scenarios for SQL Server.
Learn more and download SQL Server 2014 CTP2
SQL Server 2014 helps address key business challenges of ever growing data volumes, the need to transact and process data faster, the scalability and efficiency of cloud computing and an ever growing hunger for business insights. With SQL Server 2014 you can now unlock real-time insights with mission critical and cloud performance and take advantage of one of the most comprehensive BI solutions in the marketplace today.
Many customers are already realizing the significant benefits of the new in-memory technologies in SQL Server 2014 including: Edgenet, Bwin, SBI Liquidity, TPP and Ferranti. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog highlighting the impact in-memory had to each of their businesses.
Learn more about SQL Server 2014 and download the datasheet and whitepapers here. Also if you would like to learn more about SQL Server In-Memory best practices, check out this SQL Server 2014 in-memory blog series compilation. There is also a SQL Server 2014 hybrid cloud scenarios blog compilation for learning best practices.
Also if you haven’t already download SQL Server 2014 CTP 2 and see how much faster your SQL Server applications run! The CTP2 image is also available on Windows Azure, so you can easily develop and test the new features of SQL Server 2014.