Microsoft® SQL Server 2016
SQL Server 2016 delivers breakthrough mission-critical capabilities with in-memory performance and operational analytics built-in. Comprehensive security features like new Always Encrypted technology help protect your data at rest and in motion, and a world-class high availability and disaster recovery solution adds new enhancements to AlwaysOn technology.
Organizations will gain deeper insights into all of their data with new capabilities that go beyond business intelligence to perform advanced analytics directly within their database and present rich visualizations for business insights on any device.
You can also gain the benefits of hyper-scale cloud with new hybrid scenarios enabled by new Stretch Database technology that lets you dynamically stretch your warm and cold transactional data to Microsoft Azure in a secured way so your data is always at hand for queries, no matter the size. In addition, SQL Server 2016 delivers a complete database platform for hybrid cloud, enabling you to easily build, deploy and manage solutions that span on-premises and cloud.
Microsoft® SQL Server 2014
SQL Server 2014 allows your business to take a data-centric approach to operations by providing faster retrieval and analysis of relational databases from on premise, hosted and hybrid storage infrastructure environments:
Innovative querying to find all relevant information
Sophisticated analytics capability to fully utilise data
Efficient storage methods to maximise capacity and reduce need for multiple servers
SQL Server 2014 has the ability to build and manage large databases both on premise and in the cloud, making it easier for organisations to oversee a smooth migration to the cloud.
Enhanced in-memory technology enables rapid data retrieval on even the most complex data queries. SQL Server 2014 can even move your data to other Microsoft programs such as Excel or PowerPoint for presenting and editing.
By incorporating multiple analysis tools such as Power BI for Office 365, SQL Server 2014 enables your business to make the most of your data. Harnessing these insights can give you clarity over business performance, help you to understand your customers and create best practice in the decision-making process.
To ensure your organisation always has access to its business critical data, your SQL Server 2014 deployed databases can be backed-up to Windows Azure. This allows you to retrieve and analyse data on the move and to continue working in the event of on premise system failure.