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Time to Consider SQL Server 2014

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 is ending in April 2016. Mainstream support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 r2 ended last year and even though 2008 r2 is in extended support until 2019 I’d suggest people start thinking about and planning their move to SQL 2014.

Moving to SQL Server 2014 isn’t complicated but many organisations will wait until their IT department force them into the upgrade by announcing the extended support has ended. I would suggest people don’t wait until April to move away from SQL 2005 or 2019 before moving onto SQL 2014.

Upgrading from SQL Server 2005 or 2008 is not a difficult task and there are many benefits to moving to SQL Server 2014 including 2014 being 13 times faster than 2005 with up to 30 times faster transactions from in-memory OLTP.

Full benefits of upgrading to SQL Server 2014, read the SQL Server 2005 Upgrade datasheet from Microsoft.

For ROCC customers both of our software and our IT services, the move away from SQL Server 2005 and 2008 is an opportunity to increase performance of database systems, improve security and become cloud ready. All of ROCC’s Uniclass products have been fully tested and certified by us against SQL Server 2014.

Our consultants can help and advise our clients with any questions or worries they may have with moving to SQL Server 2014. 


Posted Sunday, March 13th, 2016 by Pete Luck

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