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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.

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Industry leading

Build mission-critical, intelligent apps for online transaction processing (OLTP) with breakthrough scalability, performance, and availability.

Advanced security

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.

Pay-as-you-go now available for SQL Server 2016

SQL Server, enabled by Azure Arc, extends Azure services on-premises, and manages your SQL Server estate from the Azure portal for a more unified and streamlined management experience. Monitor the health of your SQL Servers with SQL assessment—available at no additional cost—and bring enhanced security capabilities through Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Use cloud-native features including a new pay-as-you-go model and pay for only what you use.

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