SQL SERVER – 2014 CTP1 Available for Download – SQL SERVER 2014 Community Technology Preview 1

Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 available to download at TechEd Europe.

You can download SQL Server 2014 CTP1 from here. Additionally, there is in depth documentation of the product in the Product Guide over here.

In this blog post I have in depth discussed what are the salient features which I was looking forward in the new version.

  • Always On supports now 8 secondaries instead of 4
  • Online Indexing at partition level – this is a good thing as now index rebuilding can be done at a partition level
  • Statistics at the partition level – this will be a huge improvement in performance
  • In-Memory OLTP works by providing in-application memory storage for the most often used tables in SQL Server.
  • Columnstore Index can be updated – I just can’t wait for this feature (Columnstore Index)
  • Resource Governor can control IO along with CPU and Memory
  • Increase performance by extending SQL Server in-memory buffer pool to SSDs
  • Backup to Azure Storage

You can read about the new features of the SQL Server 2014 in the following links:

Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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2 thoughts on “SQL SERVER – 2014 CTP1 Available for Download – SQL SERVER 2014 Community Technology Preview 1

  1. Heheheh, why can’t I install SQL 2014 if there is already a SQL 2012 installation on the machine? Is this the new way Microsoft will force upgrades to their products and increase sales? :)

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