SQL Server 2012 is a significant product release, providing mission critical confidence with greater uptime, blazing-fast performance and enhanced security features for mission critical workloads; Breakthrough Insight with managed self-service data exploration and stunning interactive data visualization capabilities; Cloud on your terms by enabling the creation and extension of solutions across on-premises and public cloud. SQL Server 2012 is a cloud ready information platform.
The premium offering, SQL Server 2012 Enterprise delivers comprehensive high-end datacenter capabilities for demanding database and business intelligence requirements.
AlwaysOn for global high availability (HA), including active, multiple secondary database support, faster failover performance, and fast setup and integrated management.
ColumnStore Index, enabling the caching of query-critical data from the data warehouse in memory-based columnar format and delivering on average 10 times the query performance of prior versions of SQL Server.
Windows server core
Support for Windows server core to enable better reliability and more thorough cross-system security through a reduced surface area
The power view browser-based tool, along with enhancements to PowerPivot, providing rapid insight through self-service data exploration, visualizations, and data mashup capabilities.
BI semantic model and data quality services
A single BI semantic model and data quality services that help provide credible, consistent data.
Connectors for hadoop
Support for big data through bidirectional connectors for Hadoop along with enhancements for creation of massively scalable analytics and data warehouse solutions.
Cloud-ready connectivity built in with features that support hybrid IT (integrating on-premise systems with public/private cloud).
Interoperability with PHP, Java, and Linux
Expanded support for unstructured data and greater interoperability with PHP, Java, and Linux
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