Microsoft launches SQL Server 2014 for the era of ambient intelligence



Microsoft Philippines recently announced the launch of SQL Server 2014, wherein enables Microsoft to deliver the most comprehensive data platform to organizations looking to harness greater business value from their information today.

SQL Server 2014, the latest version of the world’s most widely deployed database, is the foundation of Microsoft’s comprehensive data platform. This solution is able to deliver breakthrough performance for mission-critical applications. Using in-memory technologies, SQL Server drives faster insights from any data for any user with familiar tools like Excel, and is a resilient platform for building, deploying, and managing solutions that span on-premises infrastructure and cloud.

Complementing this was Microsoft’s latest offer—a limited public preview of the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service and Analytics Platform Systems (APS). The new Azure helps customers embrace the Internet of Things and securely connect to, manage and capture machine-generated data from sensors and devices, regardless of operating system. APS, on the other hand, combines the best of Microsoft’s SQL Server database and Hadoop technology in one low-cost offering that delivers “big data in a box.”

Intended for the era of ambient intelligence, Microsoft’s comprehensive data platform includes new Internet of Things capabilities and provides customers the building blocks they need to combine all of their data, analyze it for insights and quickly deliver those insights to people who can take action.

These new solutions build upon 12 months of innovation—including Power BI for Office 365, a cloud-based, self-service business intelligence solution with groundbreaking natural language capability. Azure HD Insight for elastic Hadoop in the cloud, Polybase to bring structured and unstructured data together in a data warehouse appliance; and Power Query for Excel, which makes it easier for people to discover data—to deliver the most comprehensive data platform with real-time performance built into everything.

Joel Garcia, Server and Tool Business Group lead of Microsoft Philippines said, “Data is the currency of business, and Microsoft is helping companies increase the return on that currency by connecting data across their company, connecting it to the world’s data, enriching it through analysis and delivering insights to as many people as possible—as quickly as possible. At Microsoft, our goal is to bring Big Data insights to a billion people through secure, scalable and easy-to-use enterprise-class tools.”

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