Azure IaaS Day digital event
Learn how to keep your business-critical workloads running with a more resilient IT infrastructure. Join the free Azure IaaS digital event on November 17. Delivered in partnership with Intel.
Apply intelligence across all your data with SQL Server 2019
Whether your data is structured or unstructured, query and analyze it using the data platform with industry-leading performance and security.
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.
Microsoft at PASS Data Community Summit
Join the Microsoft team at the free online #PASSDataCommunitySummit for expert sessions, product deep-dives and announcements, free workshops, keynotes, and more.
The SQL Server & Azure SQL Conference
Join Microsoft leaders Scott Guthrie, Rohan Kumar & community experts to learn, network & celebrate! Discover the latest with SQL Server, Azure SQL & Modern Data.
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SQL Server 2012 Extended Security Updates
Learn about free Extended Security Updates only on Azure for SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.
Azure data governance digital event
Azure Purview is now generally available! Learn how to maximize the value of your business data with Azure Purview at the Azure data governance digital event.
What you'll love about SQL Server 2019
Analyze every type of data
Gain insights from all your data by querying across relational, non-relational, structured, and unstructured data, for a complete picture of your business using SQL Server 2019 with Apache Spark built in.
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 modernize your on-premises databases with this free Packt e-book.
Azure SQL resource kit
Get the resources and information you need to start your SQL Server migration. Utilize 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 datasheet
Learn about the manageability, security, and price-performance benefits of running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines.
Technical whitepaper on new performance benchmark for Big Data Clusters
Take an in-depth look at the newly published benchmark on Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters that brings the ultimate performance for your Big Data workloads.
SQL Server 2019 technical white paper
Learn how to enhance the security, performance, and availability of your data workloads.
The Case for Single Node Systems Supporting Large Scale Data Analytics
Read the white paper authored by Microsoft and Intel Engineering discussing the role of single-node relational database platforms for large scale analytics.
“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
“With SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters, we can solve for on-demand big data experiments. We can analyze cancer research data coming from dozens of different data sources, mine interesting graph features, and carry out analysis at scale.”
Pieter Derdeyn, Knowledge Engineer, Systems Imagination
"We consolidated several businesses under a single ERP platform—this time with SQL Server 2019. Despite a 400 percent 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
“With SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters, we are able to analyze our relational data in the unified data platform, leveraging Spark, HDFS and enhanced machine learning capabilities, all while remaining compliant. Our analysts and expert users can continue to interact with the core data using the tools and languages they are comfortable with.”
George Bayliffe, Head of Data, Dr. Foster
Move from Oracle and other database platforms to SQL Server 2019 and get free licenses
Bring your Oracle, IBM Db2, Sybase ASE or Netezza databases over to Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and get free licenses as part of this offer.
 Software Assurance subscription required.