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Monday 3 June 2013

Announcements at TechEd North America

Announcements were made today at TechEd North America about SQL Server 2014 and Azure.  The next Microsoft data platform is SQL Server 2014 which is for the enterprise cloud era and the role of data. This will be available in preview later this month.

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
Microsoft are looking at the role of data and how it integrates with the business. As a result they are  evolving analytics techniques for  Real-time data integration and adding more fluid visualizations .

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'.

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