Gain real-time insights across your transactional and analytical data with a scalable database platform that has everything built in—from unparalleled in-memory performance, new security innovations and high availability, to business intelligence and advanced analytics that make mission-critical applications intelligent.Read the SQL Server 2016 editions datasheetDownload the SQL Server 2016 Mission Critical Performance white paperRead the SQL Server 2016 licensing datasheet
Combine in-memory Columnstore and rowstore capabilities in SQL Server 2016 for fast analytical processing right on your transactional data. Open up new scenarios like real-time fraud detection, scale your business with up to 30x faster transactions, and improve query performance from minutes to seconds.
Gain mission-critical uptime, faster failover, easy setup, and load balancing of readable secondaries with enhanced Always On in SQL Server 2016—a unified solution for high availability and disaster recovery. Plus, put an asynchronous replica in an Azure Virtual Machine for hybrid high availability.
Protect data at rest and in motion with a database that has the least vulnerabilities of any major platform for six years running in the NIST vulnerabilities database (National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Vulnerability Database, May 4, 2015). Security innovations in SQL Server 2016 help secure data for mission-critical workloads with multilayered approach, adding Always Encrypted technology along with row level security, dynamic data masking, and robust auditing.
SQL Server consistently leads in TPC-E, TPC-H, and real-world application performance benchmarks. Plus, scale up to 640 logical processors when paired with Windows Server 2016—delivering the ability to have up to 12 TB of addressable memory.
Scale to petabytes of data for enterprise-grade relational data warehousing—and integrate with non-relational sources like Hadoop—using scale out, massively parallel processing from Microsoft Analytics Platform System. Support small data marts to large enterprise data warehouses while reducing storage needs with enhanced data compression.
Build comprehensive, analytic solutions with SQL Server Analysis Services, whether multidimensional models or tabular models in-memory for lightning fast performance. Fast access to data without storing it in Analysis Services using DirectQuery.
Empower business users across the organization with the right insights on any mobile device.
Use SQL Server Reporting Services to manage and provide secured access to your mobile and paginated reports and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) all in one place.
Get access to data, both big and small, with PolyBase technology that queries Hadoop data using simple Transact-SQL commands. In addition, new JSON support lets you parse and store JSON documents and output relational data into JSON files.
Build intelligent applications with SQL Server R Services. Move beyond reactive and into predictive and prescriptive analytics by performing advanced analytics directly within the database. By using multi-threading and massively parallel processing, you’ll gain insights faster than using open source R alone.
Manage fast-growing OLTP databases cost-effectively, keep historical data online and available, and have hot data quickly accessible with optimal performance. SQL Server Stretch Database stretches large SQL Server tables from SQL Server 2016 to Microsoft Azure—saving up to 40 percent over building out on-premises storage.
As the world’s first born-in-the-cloud database, SQL Server 2016 delivers a consistent experience from on-premises to the cloud—letting you build and deploy hybrid solutions for managing your data investments. Benefit from the flexibility to run SQL Server workloads in Azure Virtual Machines, or use Azure SQL Database to scale and further simplify database management.
Use the skills you already have, along with familiar tools like Azure Active Directory and SQL Server Management Studio, to manage your database infrastructure across on-premises SQL Server and Microsoft Azure. Apply industry-standard APIs across various platforms and download updated developer tools from Visual Studio to build next-generation web, enterprise, business intelligence, and mobile applications.