SQL Server 2012 helps deliver predictable and next-generation performance backed by customer, partner, and industry-leading benchmarks.


Database of Choice

SQL Server 2012 has compelling benchmark results

SQL Server is the database of choice for hardware companies:

  • 30+ TPC results with six hardware partners spanning all three TPC benchmarks.
  • The uncontested leader in TPC's new energy metrics with consistent record-breaking results.

Impressive results with real-world applications

SQL Server 2012 supports industry-critical applications

Real-world applications report breakthrough performance:

  • Linear scalability of 95% with Temenos T24.
  • Scales to 250 million subscribers with RedKnee TCB.
  • Doubled concurrent users to 10,000 with great performance with Siemens PLM.

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Cloud-Ready Information Platform

Mission Critical Confidence

The next wave of SQL Server investments further help protect an organization’s infrastructure – getting you the nines and performance you need at the right price, especially for mission critical workloads. When you make a bet on Microsoft, you get more than a trusted platform; you get a trusted business partner and huge ecosystem of experienced vendors.

Breakthrough Insight

SQL Server will help customers unlock exciting new insights with pervasive data discovery across mounds of structured, unstructured and cloud data sources backed by Managed Self-Service BI, credible consistent data and large-scale data warehousing and analytics solutions.

Cloud On Your Terms

The next wave of SQL Server investments will offer organizations the agility to quickly create and scale solutions that solve challenges and fuel new business opportunity from server to private or public cloud linked together with common tools for optimized productivity and cutting-edge developer technologies—build once, deploy and manage wherever.

SQL Server 2012 Editions

The SQL Server 2012 Editions have been streamlined to better align with how customers are deploying applications and solutions. SQL Server 2012 will be released in 3 main editions: Enterprise, Business Intelligence and Standard. Visit SQL Server 2012 Editions to learn more.