SQL Server 2016 general availability and discovery day

In another few days time SQL Server 2016 (RTM) will be available for the users and officially supported within the production environments. 2016 version is the first database born in the cloud, a new innovation in the world of data platform.

There are many exciting announcemnts happend within SQL Server world, such as SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition  will be a free download. Here is the document that you can pin up to know features by edition and compare them based on your requirement. If you have noticed or not, there is no Business Intelligence edition in SQL Server 2016, as the plan is to enable customers transition to get similar BI capabilities with available editions and Standard Edition will have basic HA capabilities (2 node single database failover including primary and non-readable synchronous replica and few more, see features by edition link above)

On that note I have an exciting news about first of its kind of event happening in the Scotland to discover possibilities from SQL Server, learn from industry experts, participate in hackathon-type competition in a group with exciting grand prize ($250 worth) and grab Microsoft swag too. So do not forget to register and share the excitement across your network

The event link:



New SQL Server 2016 performance benchmarks :Lenovo published a new #1 TPC-H 30 TB world record3 using SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016 on Lenovo System x3950 X6

Series of whitepapers: