Microsoft® SQL Server™ is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions. In this section, you will find information for several versions of SQL Server. You will also find articles on database and database application design, as well as examples of the uses that SQL Server can be put to.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 builds on the mission-critical capabilities delivered in our prior release by providing breakthrough performance, availability and manageability for your mission critical applications. SQL Server 2014 delivers new in-memory capabilities built into the core database for online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehousing, which complement our existing in-memory data warehousing and BI capabilities for the most comprehensive in-memory database solution on the market.
SQL Server 2014 also provides new disaster recovery, backup, and hybrid architecture solutions with Windows Azure, enabling customers to use their existing skills with on-premise features that leverage Microsoft’s global datacenters. In addition, SQL Server 2014 takes advantage of new Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 capabilities to give you unparalleled scalability for your database application in a physical or virtual environment.