Replacing Microsoft SQL 2005, SQL Server 2016 was released on June 1, 2016, and this edition brought some exciting features to the world of relational databases. If you’re a developer or chief information officer, then you need a comprehensive database software that complements a hybrid cloud. With SQL Server 2016’s, you can build intelligent applications using a scalable database that boasts a variety of exciting features.
One of the most significant upgrades of SQL Server 2016 is
security. Microsoft added a new feature known as “Always
Encrypted” technology, which allows the 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.
If you haven’t upgraded your database to SQL server 2016, this is the
time to do it to leverage the many security, integration, and analysis
features it offers. This database platform has a great scope, so it
needs a team with in-depth Microsoft knowledge to implement and manage
As an organization, take the time to review your data needs and see how you can make the switch to this updated SQL Server edition. If you are looking to setup an SQL Server 2016 server, book a free consultation with us today.