SQL Server 2016 on the way

We are pretty excited with the new features coming out SQL 2016.

With SQL 2014, I helped a lot of customers learn and leverage the performance improvements with Hekaton(In Memory OLTP). However there is so much more that we can now do with SQL 2016.

  • Cloud Ready. Move between Azure and your datacenter seamlessly.
  • Cortana\Machine Learning. Built in Machine Learning and Intelligence Suite, helping you get deeper insights from your data.
  • Encryption at Rest and Motion. This has always been a big ask and i will have a lot of customers moving to SQL 2016 just for this.
  • SQL Server on Linux :). If this doesnt demonstrate our commitment to supporting OpenSource platforms, then I am not sure what will.
  • ...and the list goes on.

Take a look at this neat info-graphic that Xynomix put together talking about the highlights. Link.