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Posted October 1, 2018

SQL Server 2019 is Here

By Greg Larsen

On Monday, Sep 24, 2018, at the Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft announced the first public preview of SQL Server 2019 (community technical preview (CTP) release of SQL Server 2.0).This new release of SQL Server is packed with many new features to improve performance, integrate your increasing volumes of corporate data, beef up security, and more. 

Here are a few of the new features released or improved with the introduction of SQL Server 2019:

  • Join together your SQL Server, Spark, HDFS container data easily using a Big Data Cluster.
  • Allows you to expand the operations you can perform against your Always Encrypted data, using a  protected region of memory known as a secure enclave.  With a secure enclave you can now perform other operations besides a comparison operation against your Always Encrypted data.     
  • Improved intelligence Query Processing
  • New Polybase connectors for SQL Server, Oracle, Teradata and MongoDB.

If you want to find out more about all the new features or improvements to existing features that were introduced with SQL Server 2019 (version 15) then you can start by reviewing these two documents:

If you are a database professional, you should consider looking at getting your feet wet by exploring the new features/improvements that SQL Server 2019 has to offer. If you would like to try out the new features of SQL Server 2019 for yourself, then you can download  SQL Server 2019 from the following location: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-2019

SQL Server 2019 Data Sheet 
SQL Server 2019 Data Sheet

Learn more about SQL Server 2019 by downloading the data sheet: http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/2/5/D2519504-0ACD-4CD7-9C34-AB85D5824F34/SQL_Server_2019_Top_10_Reasons_to_Choose_Infographic_EN_US.pdf

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