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Do memory-optimized tables perform better than disk-based tables?

In all tests performed by expert Basit Farooq, memory-optimized tables outperformed disk-based tables by running faster and generating less disk I/O.


In-memory OLTP improved in SQL Server 2016

Once hampered by limitations, in-memory OLTP will be more robust and complete in SQL Server 2016. Learn about the improvements.

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How to set up dynamic data masking in SQL Server 2016

An expert provides a step-by-step guide for how to use dynamic data masking in SQL Server 2016 CTP2 and Azure SQL database to protect sensitive data.


Three steps to using the new SQL Server data encryption feature

If you're tired of decrypting data to perform operations on it, the new SQL Server data encryption feature Always Encrypted may be the answer.

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    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the SQL Server 2016 preview for this summer. Its new features model the ethos of "mobile first, cloud first."

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    Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.