Lanzamiento SQL Server 2008 R2

Ya tenemos fecha de lanzamiento para SQL Server 2008 R2 que Microsoft presentará mediante un Tour Digital en Barcelona 10 de junio y Madrid 14 de junio, ya ha empezado a presentarlo por todo el mundo y en el enlace podeis ver los videos.

La presentación nos hablará de estos temas y podeis verlo en los videos:

  • Plataforma de Aplicaciones de Microsoft con SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Novedades tecnológicas para potenciar la inteligencia de Negocio: PowerPivot, Report Builder y Master Data Management
  • Nuevos servidores HP ProLiant G7: La mejor plataforma para SQL Server 2008 R2.
  • Unisys: Escalabilidad en entornos virtuales de Misión Crítica.
  • Mejoras para administradores de bases de datos: Application y MultiServer Magament, SQL Datacenter, Hyper-v Live Migration, Compresion y Parallel Data Warehouse
  • Soluciones para Optimizar SQL Server con NetApp, SafeNet y EMC
  • SQL Azure: Alta disponibilidad y flexibilidad de los datos en la nube

Ademas, Microsoft han publicado una web para presentar las nuevas carateristicas (en ingles):

What’s New in SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions

Built on SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers higher mission-critical scale, more efficient IT, and expanded reporting and analytics through self-service business intelligence. SQL Server 2008 R2 introduces two new premium editions to meet the needs of large scale datacenters and data warehouses.

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse

New Premium Editions

Datacenter

Built on SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter is designed to deliver a high-performing data platform that provides the highest levels of scalability for large application workloads, virtualization and consolidation, and management for an organization’s database infrastructure. Datacenter helps enable organizations to cost effectively scale their mission-critical environment.

Key features new to Datacenter:

  • Application and Multi-Server Management for enrolling, gaining insights and managing over 25 instances
  • Highest virtualization support for maximum ROI on consolidation and virtualization
  • High-scale complex event processing with SQL Server StreamInsight™
  • Supports more than 8 processors and up to 256 logical processors for highest levels of scale
  • Supports memory limits up to OS maximum

Parallel Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse is a highly scalable data warehouse appliance-based solution. Parallel Data Warehouse delivers performance at low cost through a massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture and compatibility with hardware partners – scale your data warehouse to tens and hundreds of terabytes.

Key features new to Parallel Data Warehouse:

  • 10s to 100s TBs enabled by MPP architecture
  • Advanced data warehousing capabilities like Star Join Queries and Change Data Capture
  • Integration with SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS
  • Supports industry standard data warehousing hub and spoke architecture and parallel database copy

Investments in Core Editions

SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise delivers a comprehensive data platform that provides built-in security, availability, and scale coupled with robust business intelligence offerings—helping enable the highest service levels for mission-critical workloads.

The following capabilities are new to Enterprise:

  • PowerPivot for SharePoint to support the hosting and management of PowerPivot applications in SharePoint
  • Application and Multi-Server Management for enrolling, gaining insights and managing up to  25 instances
  • Master Data Services for data consistency across heterogeneous systems
  • Data Compression now enabled with UCS-2 Unicode support
  • High-scale complex event processing with SQL Server StreamInsight™

SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard

SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard delivers a complete data management and business intelligence platform for departments and small organizations to run their applications—helping enable effective database management with minimal IT resources.

The following capabilities are new to Standard:

  • Backup Compression to reduce data backups by up to 60% and help reduce time spent on backups *
  • Can be managed instance for Application and Multi-Server Management capabilities
  • High-scale complex event processing with SQL Server StreamInsight™

Fuentes: Technet , Microsoft y Tour Digital