SQL Server 2014
SQL Server is Microsoft’s Flagship database offering, and SQL Server 2014 offers exciting new features.
SQL Server AlwaysOn is an integrated High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solution offers redundancy within and across data centers. It includes Availability Groups, Failover Cluster Instances, Active Secondaries, Connection Director, and AutoStat.
Windows Server Core Support is included. Running SQL Server on Windows Server Core reduces planned downtime, as far less OS patching is required.
Add to these Database Recovery Advisor and High Availability for StreamInsight
SQL Server 2014 offers better performance through In-Memory Column Store (“Apollo”) and support for up to 15,000 Table Partitions.
On the security and compliance side, look for Audit Enhancements, User-Defined Server Roles, and Contained Database Authentication.
SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence enhancements include a self-service reporting tool called Power View, PowerPivot 2.0, and the BI Semantic Model.
You’ll get credible, consistent data through Data Quality Services, more powerful Master Data Services, and Integration Services.