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Microsoft launched the latest SQL Server 2016 in Sri Lanka recently as the first step of joining the data revolution which keeps advancing across Asia Pacific region.
SQL Server 2016 represents a huge leap forward for the data platform with faster transactions and queries, advanced analytics, and new hybrid cloud scenarios.

The launch celebrates the democratizing of access to insightful data and to the intelligent insights that can be derived from it. 
Speaking at the launch, Brian Kealey, Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives said, “We have entered into an era where data has become the new fuel for business transformation. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data at will and even to predict future outcomes is now accessible to every business. At Microsoft, our goal is to enable organizations to navigate this disruption and those in the digital economy. SQL Server 2016 stands as an industry-leading, secured platform that will help Sri Lankan organizations to utilize their data to achieve the best outcomes.”
SQL Server 2016 is the first born-in-the-cloud database. 


It delivers breakthrough mission-critical capabilities in scalability, performance, and availability for most important online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehousing workloads. The powerful capabilities such as Always Encrypted and Role Level Security – were first tested in Azure by hundreds of thousands of customers and billions of queries. Microsoft’s newest database management platform also delivers a comprehensive, on-premises, enterprise-ready business intelligence (BI) platform that helps organizations to transform complex data into actionable insights.  
“It is pleasing to see that local organizations are gradually progressing towards adopting technologies such as big data and Internet of Things (IoT). These adoptions speak of a new data culture in Sri Lanka and enterprises will have to deal with a massive amount of data eventually. SQL Server 2016 is an exceptional platform for local enterprises that will be able to abstract real-time insights to empower their organizations forward and develop a progressive journey towards a sustainable data culture,” Kealey said further.


Organizations and different industry verticals across the globe alike want more insights to transform their businesses and services. Microsoft recognizes this shift and has integrated SQL Server 2016 with the tools and resources required to be ahead of today’s revolution curve.


Delivering his keynote, Sanjay Patel, Sales Director, Microsoft South East Asia said, “With upgrades in customer value spanning performance, security, performance, advanced analytics, and mobility, there are many reasons to celebrate about SQL Server 2016. This is no longer just a database, but a comprehensive data platform designed to power tomorrow’s apps that are both mission critical and intelligent. It empowers you and your apps to be disruptive in your own industries with the power of data today.”


Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integrates R language within their analytics to help people solve the most challenging problems in fields from computational biology to quantitative marketing. 
As part of this year’s SQL update, Microsoft is offering free licenses with every migration to the SQL server. As the leader in security, performance and price, SQL is one data solution that has everything you need built in.  

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