#SQL2016 #Linux #StretchDatabase #Cloud #blownaway #analytics #R – what else?

Just one more day to go to be blown away; to know insights of Microsoft Data Platform’s data driven event; no need to book your travel; just experience a full view of event live from New York and make you have registered and marked your calendar.

On the lighter side see few awesome videos about Countdown to Data Driven:

Also check further information about:

First release candidate of SQL Server 2016 now available

Technical Overview: SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate 0

Announcing SQL Server on Linux

Few highlights for SQL Server 2016:

  • New security encryption capabilities that enable data to always be encrypted at rest, in motion and in-memory to deliver maximum security protection.
  • In-memory database support for every workload with performance increases up to 30-100x.
  • Better data warehousing performance with the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 TPC-H 10 terabyte benchmarks for non-clustered performance, and the No. 1 SAP SD Two-Tier performance benchmark on Windows.
  • Business intelligence (BI) for every employee on every device — including new mobile BI support for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.
  • Advanced analytics using new R support that lets customers do real-time predictive analytics on both operational and analytic data.
  • Unique cloud capabilities that enable customers to deploy hybrid architectures that partition data workloads across on-premises and cloud-based systems to save costs and increase agility.