The major components of SQL Server 2014 will be
- Hekaton’s in-memory OLTP in the box
- High-availability technologies that extend seamlessly into Windows Azure
- Simplified cloud backup
- Easy migration to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
- Improvements to AlwaysOn features, scale of deployment and ease of adoption
- Hadoop Connectivity
- Redfined engineering security processes, CC certification and compliance
Read about more the announcement details http://msft.it/6037kZqh and their summary image denotes the evolution of SQL Server.
To register for trial evaluation of SQL Server 2014 and read more http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/sql-server-2014.aspx
The announcements for Azure at TechEd can be found here: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/06/03/windows-azure-announcing-major-improvements-for-dev-test-in-the-cloud.aspx
Microsoft unveils what’s next for enterprise IT below:
These are all enhancements to the other recent new data platform features codename 'Data Explorer', HDInsight, Polybase in Parallel Data Warehouse and codename 'Geoflow'.