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Overview of SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3

Over the last couple of months the SQL engineering team has been busy preparing SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3. The video below gives you a quick overview of what has been added in “Denali:”

In the area of providing a rich experience over unstructured data, the SQL team added:

  • Lots of performance and scale work in Full-Text Search!
  • Customizable NEAR in FTS
  • The ability to search only within document properties instead of the full document
  • Semantic Similarity Search between documents. This provides you the ability to answer questions such as: “Find documents that talk about the same thing as this other document!”
  • Better scalability and performance for FileStream data, including the ability to store the data in multiple containers
  • Full Win 32 application compatibility for unstructured data stored in a new table called FILETABLE. You create a Filetable and can drag and drop your documents into the database and run your favorite Windows applications on them (e.g., Office, Windows Explorer).

In the spatial area the team added a lot of additional items including:

  • Circular arc support
  • GEOMETRY and GEOGRAPHY method parity
  • FullGlobe support for GEOGRAPHY
  • Spatial aggregation
  • Performance improvements
  • Better predictable default index
  • Index support for nearest neighbor queries
  • View more detailed list

In the video below, you can learn improvements/enhancements on SQL Server non-relational features from Michael Rys, Principal Program Manager from SQL Server Engine team.

SQL Server Non Relational:

You can download SQL Server Codename “Denali” CTP 3 here, and Feature Pack here.

For more information on “Denali” visit this link.

[Via:SQL Server Team blog]

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