I think I can say that we all agree that SQL Server 2012 brings with revolution in our database world, since the number of new feature and new possibilities, IMHO, is comparable to what SQL Server 2005 brought several years ago.
Interesting enough, even the well-known IDC firm thinks that SQL Server 2012 can be a game changer. From a technical point of view the highlighted technologies are:
- ColumnStore Index
- Windows Server Core Support
- Power View
- BI Sematic Model
- Data Quality Services
- Hadoop Support
- Cloud & On-Premise Integration
- Support for PHP, Java and Linux
The full document (less than 10 pages) is very interesting – definitely worth reading – and can be extremely helpful to bring the awareness of what SQL Server 2012 can offer and how it can help business, also to non technical people:
IDC WHITE PAPER - Microsoft SQL Server 2012- Potential Game Changer
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Davide Mauri - MCP, MCAD, MCDBA, MCT, MVP on SQL Server - has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5, and his interests cover the whole platform, from the Relational Engine to Analysis Services, from architecture definition to performance tuning. He also has a strong knowledge of XML, .NET and the Object Oriented Design principles, which allows him to have the correct vision and experience to handle development of complex business intelligence solutions. Having worked as a Microsoft Certified Teacher for many years, Davide is able to pass all his knowledge to his co-workers, allowing his team to deliver high-quality solutions. He currently works as a Mentor for SolidQ and can be found speaking in many Italian and internationals events.