SQL Server 2012

by Andrew H
For this weeks blog post I read an article that was about a year old written by Chris Kanaracus. The article was titled “Microsoft reveals launch date for next-generation SQL Server 2012.” The article talked about the online launch event and how it will contain keynote addresses from Microsoft corporate vice presidents, what versions the launch will include and the types of licensing available. SQL Server 2012 has three different editions, Business Intelligence, Standard edition and enterprise edition. The new business intelligence edition also known as BI adds a feature called the Power View data discovery tool. The enterprise edition is supposed to include advanced security, high availability capabilities and columnar data storage. The author clearly has minor issues with the SQL server product because he states that it is a good product if you don’t mind getting locked in to all of Microsofts other products. The author also talks about how Oracle on the other hand is not Microsoft OS dependent however it does not have the columnar storage that SQL server 2012 will have which could be a nice feature.

This article caught my eye because we are starting to learn SQL and we will be for the next couple of weeks of class. SQL server 2012 seems like it has some really cool features that can be beneficial, however the author does have a point that you do end up getting locked in to Microsofts products when using it. I am excited to learn how to use SQL server and in the future use Oracle products so that I can see the major differences and decide what I think works best.

Kanaracus, C. (2012 January). Microsoft Reveals Launch Date for Next-Generation SQL Server 2012. Retrieved Nov. 4 2012 from: http://www.pcworld.com/article/248671/microsoft_reveals_launch_date_for_nextgeneration_sql_server_2012.html

2 thoughts on “SQL Server 2012

  • November 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm
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    Yes, Microsoft tends to make products that are more centralized towards their other products. Another problem with SQL Server 2012 is that if you have SQL Server 2000 I think you are unable to upgrade to 2012 unless you upgrade to 2005 and then upgrade to 2012.

  • November 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm
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    I read in another article that one of the top features for SQL Server 2012 is Big Data support. This is a big step forward for Microsoft because it’s positioning itself to be a leader in this growing area of big data. Here’s the link for the article to read the rest of the top features it has to offer. http://mcpmag.com/articles/2012/03/14/top-12-features-of-sql-server-2012.aspx

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