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Microsoft SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 delivers mission critical performance across all workloads with in-memory built-in, faster insights from any data with familiar tools, and a platform for hybrid cloud enabling organizations to easily build, deploy, and manage solutions that span on-premises and cloud.

Get faster transactions on existing hardware

Speed up transactions without having to buy new hardware using new, higher memory limits in SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition. And with new in-memory technology built-in to SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition, businesses are able to perform transactions an average of 10x faster on the same hardware.


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FEATURES
 
SQL Server
2014
SQL Server
2012
SQL Server
2008 R2
SQL Server
2008
Performance
In-Memory OLTP* 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
In-Memory ColumnStore* 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
Buffer Pool Extension to SSDs 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
Enhance virtualization 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red
Availability
Always On* 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
Database Recovery Advisor 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
Windows Server Core Support 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
Security
Transparent Data Encryption* 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green
Backup Encryption 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
Enhanced Separation of Duties 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
Cloud-Readines
Simplified Backup to Microsoft Azure 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
Larger SQL Server VMs and memory sizes available in Microsoft Azure 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red
Gallery of VM images in Microsoft Azure 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red
Management & Programmability
Policy Based Management 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green
Distributed Replay 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_checkMark_Green 13402_cross_Red 13402_cross_Red

*SQL Server Enterprise Edition only



Licensing SQL Server for Application Mobility

License Mobility is a use right that is available for all editions of SQL Server 2014 software licenses with active Software Assurance (SA) coverage. With this SA benefit, customers can reassign SQL Server licenses to different servers within a server farm as often as needed. Customers can also reassign licenses to third party shared servers. License Mobility is available for licenses under both the Per Core and Server+CAL license models.

Upgrades, Downgrades and Step-Ups

When licensing SQL Server 2014 software, several deployment options are available to support a variety of customer upgrade scearios. Contact an Account Manager for more information.


For more information, please complete this Information Request Form or contact an Account Manager at 1.800.800.0014.