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Microsoft New Zealand today announced the general availability of SQL Server 2012, effective immediately.
SQL Server 2012 helps address the challenges of increasing data volumes by rapidly turning data into actionable business insights. This challenge has been highlighted by IT research firm Gartner, who estimate the volume of global data is growing at a rate of 59 percent per year, with 70 to 85 percent in unstructured form.*
Key functionality of SQL Server 2012 includes:
xVelocity – in-memory technologies significantly boost data warehouse and analytics performance by up to 100 times
Data integration and management, new and enhanced tools to deliver credible, consistent data to the right users at the right time, including new SQL Server Data Quality Services and enhanced Master Data Services
The new Business Intelligence (BI) Semantic Model provides a single, scalable model for BI applications, from reporting and analysis to dashboards and scorecards
Steve Haddock, Business Group Lead, Server and Tools Marketing for Microsoft New Zealand, says this is an exciting time for enterprise data systems.
“SQL Server 2012 is a modern data platform and will assist organisations to unlock mission-critical insights and quickly build reporting solutions to extend data across datacenters, and public and private Cloud platforms. It is a hugely exciting time for everyone involved and we look forward to assisting organisations to gain essential insights into how their businesses are operating.”
Microsoft also announced today that SQL Server 2012 has demonstrated new record-breaking performance benchmarks through partner- and Microsoft-led testing, underscoring SQL Server’s ability to scale across the enterprise.
One company who recognised the benefits of SQL Server 2012 early on is the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), a participant in Microsoft’s global Rapid Deployment Programme (RDP).
The new SQL Server 2012 solution will reduce analysts’ reliance on the BI team, improve their insights and help BNZ respond more quickly to the market.
Key benefits include:
Reducing requests for BI specialist work in half
For more information visit: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver