10 great new features in SQL Server 2014

Performance improvements and HA enhancements top the list of highlights in the latest version of SQL Server
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SQL Server 2014 highlights

SQL Server 2014 is jockeying for King of OLTP. While completely bypassing BI enhancements, Microsoft has attacked a host of OLTP performance problems from many angles: slow disk performance with in-memory tables, slow log performance with delayed durability, and maintenance concurrency with lock priority. It didn't stop there. The new SQL Server release puts the kibosh on excessive I/O with new Resource Governor I/O control, addresses memory issues with an SSD buffer pool extension, and increases availability through integration with the Azure cloud.

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Review: SQL Server 2014 pushes the pedal to the metal

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