Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SQL Server 2014 CTP1 available for downloading


It is too early, but this is how Microsoft SQL Server team works, yes SQL 2014, CTP1 is available for downloading Smile.

Here is the path:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/dn205290.aspx.

Few things you should know before installing;

  • Two versions available: General SQL Server and Cloud-based
  • This does not support upgrade or side-by-side installation. Install this in new, clean machine.
  • This is only available in 64-bit architecture.
  • Three types of downloads: ISO DVD image, CAB file or Azure version.

Key features;

  • “Hekaton” in-memory capabilities that gives significant performance on database applications.
  • xVelocity ColumnStore provides in-memory capabilities for data warehousing workloads that result in dramatic improvement for query performance.
  • Seamless and transparent SSD support to SQL Server buffer pool.
  • Enhance high availability

Product guide is available at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39269

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