There are many reasons to upgrade to SQL Server 2016, not the least of which are several new features, but there are also numerous enhanced features DBAs are looking forward to working with.
Microsoft touts SQL Server 2016 for its ability to deliver mission-critical performance and help users obtain deeper insights across data, as well as for its hyperscale cloud capabilities. It also has in-memory enhancements and advanced analytics capabilities.
Offers enhanced backups and migration to the cloud, enhanced availability with cloud replicas, and enhanced consistency in working with SQL Server on premises, SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines, and Azure SQL Database.
Temporal tables make it possible for the database administrator to create a snapshot of the data at any point in time in the past.
Offers more replicas, load balancing, and greater automation.
With Live Query Statistics, one does not have to wait to get the query plan. There are multiple ways to enable the feature.
Third-party tools are designed to help database administrators attend to tasks such as system administration, backup, monitoring, regulatory compliance, and reporting. Some of these are designed to provide users with a quick visual representation of what’s happening with their systems.
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