SQL Server 2016
Build intelligent, mission-critical applications using a scalable, hybrid database platform that has everything built in—from in-memory performance and advanced security to in-database analytics.
Build mission-critical, intelligent apps for online transaction processing (OLTP) with breakthrough scalability, performance, and availability.
Protect data at rest and in motion. SQL Server is the least vulnerable database for six years running in the NIST vulnerabilities database.
In-database advanced analytics
Analyze data directly within the SQL Server database—without moving the data—using R, the popular statistics language. Deliver insights on any device—online or offline—at one-fifth the cost of other self-service solutions.
Made for hybrid cloud
Get a consistent platform and tooling for easier workload mobility between your datacenter, private cloud, or Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Technical Overview
Learn more about the features and enhancements that deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security, and rich, integrated reporting and analytics.
SQL Server 2016 Mission-Critical Performance white paper
SQL Server 2016 In-memory OLTP technical white paper
SQL Server 2016 In-memory OLTP and Columnstore feature comparison
SQL Server 2016 Deeper Insights Across Data white paper
SQL Server 2016 Hyperscale Cloud white paper
SQL Server 2016 and Windows Server 2016 Better Together white paper
SQL Server 2016 Licensing Guide