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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.

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