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Overview

On June 1, 2016, we saw Microsoft replace SQL 2005 with the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Unlike other editions, this version of SQL server software brought some exciting new features to the world of relational database servers.

If you’re a developer or chief information officer, then you need comprehensive database software that complements a hybrid cloud. With Microsoft SQL Server 2016’s Business Intelligence (BI) feature, you can build intelligent applications using a scalable database that boasts a variety of exciting features.

What’s new in the 2016 version

Improved Security
In-Memory Performance Enhancements
Improved Database Engine
Polybase Technology
Temporal Tables
SQL Server Azure
Deeper Data Analysis
Improved Security

One of the most significant upgrades of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is security. Microsoft added a new feature known as “Always Encrypted” technology, which allows the database server to perform operations using encrypted data. The encryption key stays in a secure and trusted environment within the application.

It’s only possible to read encrypted data using a special driver and the encryption key. This helps to avoid changes that could possibly affect existing applications in your database. Also, it doesn’t allow DBAs to access the plaintext data.

It also comes with row-level security, which allows you to offer users access to rows that are relevant to their function. You can enable this feature by creating inline table functions.

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SQL Server Editions

EditionUsesLevelFeatures
WebDeveloped for Web hosters and Web VAPsLow total-cost-of-ownership Offers scalability, affordability, and manageability capabilities for small to large-scale
Standard Designed for departments and small organizations with minimal IT resources Delivers basic data management and business intelligence databases Allows you to run applications, and supports common development tools for on-premise and cloud-enabling effective database management
Enterprise This version has all the features required for big data and is well worth the investment Enables high service levels for mission-critical workloads and end-user access to data insights Delivers comprehensive high-end data center capabilities with blazing-fast performance, unlimited virtualization, and end-to-end business intelligence

SQL Server Comparison Table - Scale Limits

FeatureWebStandardEnterprise
Maximum memory utilized per instance of SQL Server Database Engine64 GB128 GBO/S Maximum
Maximum Memory utilized per instance of analysisN/ATabular: 16 GB
MOLAP: 64 GB
O/S Maximum
Maximum compute capacity used by a single instance - SQL Server Database EngineLimited to 4 sockets or 16 coresLimited to lesser of 4 sockets or 24 coresO/S Maximum
Maximum compute capacity used by a single instance – Analysis Services of Reporting ServicesLimited to 4 sockets or 16 coresLimited to lesser of 4 sockets or 24 coresO/S Maximum
Maximum memory utilized per instance of Reporting Services64 GB64 GBO/S Maximum
Maximum relational database size524 PB524 PB524 PB

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Frequently Asked Questions

+What is SQL?

Microsoft's SQL Server database is a full-featured relational database management system (RDBMS) that enables communication amongst a wide variety of software capable of transaction processing, business intelligence, and analytics applications in corporate IT environments.

+What is SQL Server Used for?

SQL Server stores and manages data that resides on a database server that can be used for a host of functions and comes with varying features depending on your needs, workload, and function. SQL Server also processes different kinds of data in terms of data warehousing, big data clusters, financial data, and performs data analysis.

+What are some of the main features of SQL?

Primary features include Machine-learning services, Data analytics, Reporting, Business, Intelligence Studio, Full-Text Search

+What are some of the enhancements over the previous version?

With SQL Server 2016, you can build intelligent, mission-critical applications using a scalable, hybrid database platform that has everything built-in, from in-memory performance and advanced security to in-database analytics. The SQL Server 2016 release adds new security features, querying capabilities, Hadoop and cloud integration, R analytics and more, along with numerous improvements and enhancements.

+How does licensing work?

For businesses with a near-unlimited number of users such as a large organization that provides access to the public, Microsoft offers SQL Server licenses by the server and works as a catch-all license for all users (as opposed to by the device). This is referred to as the core licensing model.