Exciting Announcements from the PASS Summit

Yesterday, at the PASS Summit, Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. made a few exciting announcements, including the following:

  • Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3.0 of SQL Server 2016, which includes In-Memory OLTP and real-time Operational Analytics, built-in SQL Server R Services, first in-market Always Encrypted capability, new BI capabilities for SQL Server Analysis Services & SQL Server Reporting Services and much more.
  • Azure Data Lake. Previously disclosed at the Strata conference, Azure Data Lake is part of the Cortana Analytics Suite and offers unbelievable analytic processing power and an exabyte-scale big data store as a fully managed service. The announcement yesterday was about new previews available for the Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics service.
  • Public preview of In-Memory OLTP and general availability of Operational Analytics in Azure SQL Database.

The recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems positioned Microsoft as a leader, highest in execution and furthest in vision. SQL Server 2016 builds on this leadership and, packed with powerful built-in features, it’s our best SQL Server release in history. It includes in-database Advanced Analytics, integrating the R language and scalable analytics functions from our recent acquisition of Revolution Analytics.

SQL Server, coupled with the Cortana Analytics Suite, offers customers unmatched innovation across on-premises and cloud and helps you turn data into actionable intelligence.

You can read the full original PASS post here, or by clicking the image below:


ML Blog Team