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SQL Server 2016 SP1 removes the editions’ programming feature limits!

These are just sublime news, there is no other way to put it: With the Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2016 released today, Microsoft puts an end to the programming-technical differences between the editions (LocalDB, Express, Standard, Web, Enterprise)! As of today, EVERYONE who is already working on SQL Server 2016 can create In-Memory […]

The SQL Server 2016 In-Memory Evolution – from row-store to columnstore to in-memory operational analytics

SQL Server 2016 is finally available and, by extension, the “version 2” of the In-Memory OLTP Engine, if you will. At various international conferences and already at the IX in 2014 I have presented what is behind the In-Memory Engine of SQL Server introduced in SQL Server 2014. Only I had not yet found the […]

SQL Server 2016 general availability and Feature-Support

Finally: The new SQL Server 2016, in my eyes the best release since many, if not ever, is generally available. (See Blog article by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Data Group, Microsoft) The Built-Number is 12.0.1601.5.

Sarpedon Quality Lab presenting SQL Server 2016 In-Memory and Security Features in Arabia at SQL Gulf 3

مرحبا (“MARR-hah-bah”, Arabic: Hello) This year takes me to yet another part of the world: I have been invited to speak at THE SQL Server Conference in the Middle East: at SQL Gulf 3 taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 23rd.

SQL Server 2016 – the Security & Performance Release

The news broke in early May: That’s when Satya Nadella presented SQL Server 2016 at the Microsoft Ignite-Conference in Chicago. I can already say that SQL Server 2016 will be one of the most exciting releases in recent years. And that’s because this time it’s clearly focused on security. Next to performance features, security features […]