The top 5 reasons to upgrade to SQL Server 2016

Upgrading your software can be daunting, we know. The fast pace of business makes it easy to tell yourself, “I’ll do it later when I have time.” We get it! But here are five key reasons to make time to upgrade to SQL Server 2016, which was named DBMS of the Year in 2016 by… Read more

Powering mission-critical performance with SQL Server 2016

Data has become the lifeblood of the enterprise. It’s the foundation for keen insight and effective decisions that lead to business growth. One of our primary design goals for SQL Server 2016 was to provide the performance, security, availability and business intelligence that are critical to helping companies manage their data and identify new opportunities…. Read more

Security and flexibility with SQL Server 2016’s hybrid cloud solutions

The cloud is now a fact of business life, and adoption is growing fast. Findings from a 2016 survey by RightScale found 95 percent of respondents are now using the cloud. Perhaps more noteworthy is the increase in hybrid cloud adoption from 58 percent to 71 percent year-over-year. The fact that the cloud has become… Read more

Always Encrypted in SQL Server & Azure SQL Database

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. Most data breaches involve the theft of critical data such as social security or credit card numbers. What if you could store these sensitive data elements encrypted in your database, allowing decryption only at the point of use by… Read more