The Five Main SQL Server database trends to be prepared for in 2018

Adoption of new SQL Server releases is typically slow because users are wary of changing systems that are working smoothly, but these continued threats and hacks give businesses good reasons to increase their security measures throughout all the levels of the application stack, including the database stack.

 

Continued cloud growth. If you went to the PASS Summit 2017 user group conference in the fall, or if you heard from anyone who did, you know that Microsoft is all about the cloud. The Azure platform is Microsoft’s future, and it’s clear that cloud usage is growing fast, and it will continue to do so in 2018.

 

It’s clear that cloud usage is growing fast, and it will continue to do so in 2018.
SQL Server database trends also point toward the cloud: Azure SQL Database has now reached programming parity with the on-premises version of SQL Server.

 

At PASS Summit, Rohan Kumar, general manager of Microsoft’s database systems group, told the audience about Microsoft’s cloud-first release cadence, in which new features and innovations are tested and implemented in the cloud database before making it into the on-premises product.

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