Industry-leading performance and security with SQL Server 2019
Regardless of where your data is stored, query and analyse it with the data platform known for performance, security and availability.
Introducing SQL Server 2022. Now in private preview.
Azure-enabled with continued performance and security innovation, SQL Server 2022 provides a modern data platform for hybrid scenarios.
SQL Server End of Support
SQL Server 2012 Extended Support is ending July 12, 2022. Learn what this means for you and how to safeguard your data estate.
Browse through the most memorable and most impactful content from our recent digital event by topic.
What you’ll love about SQL Server 2019
Break down data silos
Gain insights from all your data by querying across your entire data estate without moving or replicating the data.
Choose your language and platform
Get the flexibility to use the language and platform of your choice with open source support. Run SQL Server on Linux containers with Kubernetes support or on Windows.
Rely on industry-leading performance
Take advantage of breakthrough scalability and performance to improve the stability and response time of your database – without making app changes. Get high availability for mission-critical applications, data warehouses and data lakes.
Trust nine years of proven security leadership
Achieve your security and compliance goals using the database rated as least vulnerable over the last nine years. Stay a step ahead using built-in features for data classification, data protection and monitoring and alerts .
Make faster, better decisions
Turn data into answers using the enterprise reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services along with the included Power BI Report Server, which gives your users access to rich, interactive Power BI reports on any device.
Featured SQL Server resources
Introducing SQL Server 2019
Learn how to modernise your on-premises databases with this free Packt eBook.
Azure SQL resource kit
Get the resources and information you need to start your SQL Server migration. Utilise your existing on-premises SQL Server skills and plan your successful deployment to Azure SQL with this resource kit.
Professional Azure SQL Managed Database Administration
Take an in-depth look at Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance – and see how to use your existing SQL Server skills to get started with your on-premises migration.
The Essential Guide to Data in the Cloud
Discover the cloud database technologies available in Azure.
SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines data sheet
Learn about the manageability, security and price-performance benefits of running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines.
SQL Server 2019 technical white paper
Learn how to enhance the security, performance and availability of your data workloads.
“As early adopters of SQL Server 2019, we are really pleased with the performance and results we achieved from using the new SQL Server features. The intelligent query processing feature has increased the speed and processing power of our business.”
Edilson Andrade de Albuquerque, Manager of Database Team, Itaú-Unibanco
"Our customers trust us to protect not only their property but also their private information. With the Secure Enclaves enhancement of Always Encrypted in SQL Server 2019, we can now enforce highly restricted, client-application-based access to our customers’ most sensitive data without inhibiting our real-world data handling and analysis requirements.”
Victoria Silversmith, Technical Design Authority – Data, Hiscox
“We consolidated several businesses under a single ERP platform – this time with SQL Server 2019. Despite a 400% increase in processed documents over the past five years, we’re on top of that growth. We get a lot from SQL Server – reliability, scalability, integration, and agility.”
Ilya Tambovtsev, CIO Senior IT Operation Eastern Europe Director, Baltika Breweries, part of the Carlsberg Group
Move from Oracle and other database platforms to SQL Server 2019 and get free licences
Bring your Oracle, IBM Db2, Sybase ASE or Netezza databases over to Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and get free licences as part of this offer.
 Software Assurance subscription required.