SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.3 Available Now

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is the latest and one of the most advanced databases available today. SQL Server 2016 is the biggest upgrade in Microsoft’s data platform history with faster transactions and queries, deeper insights on any device, advanced analytics, new security technology, and new hybrid cloud scenarios.

Currently, SQL Server 2016 is in community technology preview (CTP). The latest version, SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 3.3, is now available to download.

Benefits of SQL Server 2016

Enhanced in-memory performance provide up to 30x faster transactions, more than 100x faster queries than disk-based relational databases, and real-time operational analytics

New "Always Encrypted" technology helps protect your data at rest and in motion, on-premises and in the cloud, with master keys sitting with the application, without application changes.

Built-in advanced analytics provide the scalability and performance benefits of building and running your advanced analytics algorithms directly in the core SQL Server transactional database

Business insights are possible through rich visualizations on mobile devices with native apps for Windows, iOS, and Android.

Simplify management of relational and non-relational data with the ability to query both through standard T-SQL using PolyBase technology.

Stretch Database technology keeps more of your customer’s historical data at your fingertips by transparently stretching your warm and cold OLTP data to Microsoft Azure in a secure manner without application changes.

Faster hybrid backups, high availability,and disaster-recovery scenarios allow you to backup and restore your on-premises databases to Microsoft Azure and place your SQL Server AlwaysOn secondaries in Azure

Download SQL Server CTP 3.30 here >