Every new version of popular software products from the Microsoft stable is eagerly awaited by its users and SQL Server is hardly an exception. When the 2014 iteration rolled out, a number of companies who were running previous editions of the software made an instant decision to upgrade. However there are many that resisted the urge due to myriad reasons. Now if your organization too is holding out from upgrading to the latest version, then you need to take up a ROI based analysis of the move and look through the pointers we have discussed below.
Measuring the ROI of 2014 – How its most notable feature benefit your bottom line
The 2014 iteration of SQL Server is overflowing with improvements and many of them have grabbed eyeballs. To start with its delay durability feature which makes for a whole bunch of records to be buffered and written at a later interval has been greatly appreciated. However its benefit in real monetary terms is only applicable if your organization systems have lot of transactions, ideally with small data units. Next from the point of business benefits the improved integration of the SQL database with Azure cloud services makes a solid impression. It essentially allows you to store data right into the cloud, reducing storage costs and comes handy for ensuring business continuity.
Moving ahead the capacity of SQL Server 2014 to take the advantage of the constantly reducing cost of random access memory and enable in-memory OLTP can drastically improve the performance of the server and improving the speed of transactions. For large companies the benefits of upgrading to 2014 iteration is not only apparent but it simply outweighs any associated costs.
The SQL Server 2014 is a great database application – but is still far from being perfect
Even the most ardent critics of SQL Server and most Oracle fans would admit that the 2014 iteration of the Microsoft’s flagship database solution packs in a formidable punch. From ensuring a more responsive database to making intelligent additions like delayed durability, the latest edition of SQL Server is a delight. However it does not mean it is perfect and it can still get compromised under several situations including logical errors. Moreover chances of data loss are always there in the unfortunate event of a database crash. So it is imperative for you to plan for possible contingencies and keep a sql recovery tool like the sophisticated DataNumen SQL Recovery in your sights. This powerful application is equipped to get back each and every record stored in the database and can also be used to get back functions, queries, reports and any other data element present in the database. It is also effective against retrieving data from files being messed up due to incorrect checksum errors or even torn pages. Last but not the least, if you have accidentally deleted any record, the application can be used to get it back in a jiffy.
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