Microsoft formally announces SQL Server 2014


— 3:24 PM on April 15, 2014

Today, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella revealed more about its Big Data strategy with the announcement of the following products:

  • SQL Server 2014. This release completely brings in-memory capability to all workload – OLTP, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence.
  • Analytics Platform System (APS). APS combines the best of Microsoft’s SQL Server database and Hadoop technology in one low-cost offering that delivers “big data in a box.”
  • Azure Intelligent Systems Service – a cloud-based service to connect, manage, capture and transform machine-generated data regardless of the operating system or platform. This is our Internet of Things cloud service that goes into limited beta today.
Nadella said that SQL Server generates $5 billion in annual revenue for Microsoft.

More about what's new in SQL Server 2014 can be found here.

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