offer comprehensive, integrated data management and analysis that customers can rely on. Build enterprise applications on a flexible, effective, and secure platform.
is a cloud-ready information platform that helps organizations unlock breakthrough insights across organizations and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public cloud.
Enable a modern data platform with SQL Server 2012 get built-in mission critical capabilities and enable breakthrough insights across the organization with familiar analytics tools and enterprise-ready Big Data solutions. Common architecture and tools enable Hybrid IT infrastructures which help move business forward and unlock new business models.
Deliver required uptime and data protection, server to cloud without wasting time and money.
>> Help reduce planned and unplanned downtime with new integrated high availability and disaster recovery solution, SQL Server AlwaysOn
>> Achieve maximum application availability and data protection with options to configure active, multiple secondaries and ability to quickly failover and recover applications
Gain breakthrough and predictable performance backed by industry-leading benchmarks.
>> Bet on a trusted platform that continuously leads in industry-relevant TPC-E, TPC-H and real-world application performance benchmarks. Release over release SQL Server is SAP-certified to run some of the industrys most demanding workloads
>> Significantly boost query performance by up to ~10x for star join and similar queries with new ColumnStore Index
Empower end users with new insights through rapid data exploration and visualization.
>> Discover new insights at the speed of thought with Power View, a highly interactive, familiar browser-based data exploration, visualization, and presentation experience for users of all levels
>> Empower users of all levels to access and mash-up data from virtually any source, create compelling reports and analytical applications, and easily collaborate and share insights using familiar tools with Power Pivot for Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Enable users with self-service BI while gaining better monitoring and management capabilities for IT.
>> Offload IT tasks and reduce support requests with self-service analytics tools, like Power View and Power Pivot that scale to thousands across the organization
>> Balance the need to monitor, manage, and govern the data and analytics end users create with IT dashboards and controls that help IT monitor end user activity, data source usage, and gather performance metrics from servers
Scale on demand with flexible and hybrid deployment options on specific business terms from server to cloud.
>> Gain operational flexibility with proven Microsoft cloud offerings, private or public, that deliver interoperable deployment options with SQL Server 2012
>> Break free and scale beyond the constraints of any one deployment environment by taking advantage of Hybrid IT opportunities with a common architecture that spans traditional servers, appliances and the cloud
Extend reach of data virtually anywhere across server and/or cloud with expansive developer technologies.
Enable new scenarios with Windows Azure SQL Database Data Sync, a cloud service that provides bi-directional data synchronization between databases across datacenter and cloud
>> Provide a consistent and open data-feed to power multiple user experiences across web, devices, and desktop with OData, an open protocol built on widely used web standards
SQL Server 2012 helps deliver predictable and next-generation performance backed by customer, partner, and industry-leading benchmarks.