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SQL 2014 !!


Bet you didn’t see that one coming ! While some people are still getting to grips with the excellent SQL 2012 , Microsoft has officially announced SQL 2014 at Tech Ed North America.

Your first stop should be Microsofts website , where you can sign up to be notified once the trial version is available. There are also 3 PDF documents at the bottom of that page that I highly recommend downloading.

Next , what exactly was announced in terms of features ? Just some of them  :

1) Heckaton ! I’ve blogged about this before. It’s basically in-memory technology to give SQL Server OLTP applications a massive performance boost.

2) Writeable Column Store Indexes !! – A popular feature , and now your fact tables won’t be read-only once you create the index.

3) SSD Caching – extend memory by caching on an SSD. Also a performance boosting enhancement.

4) Extended Online Operations – more operations supported without taking database offline , and this extends uptime.

I’m sure that there are a whole lot more that we’ll learn about in the upcoming months. In the meantime , I recommend that you download those whitepapers at the Microsoft site and get reading !!

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