3 Reasons to modernise your data estate today!
There are major benefits awaiting organizations that modernize their data estate, including enhanced security and compliance, significant cost savings, and the ability to empower employees with business insights and advanced analytics capabilities.
With an out of date data platform
1 You could be missing out on game-changing cost benefits
2 …. Opening your business to potential vulnerabilties
As support ends, your organization may fail to meet compliance standards and industry regulations
Support for SQL Server 2005 has ended, and extended support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will end on July 9, 2019.
Without support, organizations risk non-compliance with industry regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and will not receive critical security patches, leaving their data unprotected.
3….. and falling behind without modern analytics capabilities
What does it mean to modernise?
Modernization means taking advantage of the latest technologies to create transformational business benefits. With Microsoft, you have the flexibility to modernize your data estate in the way that’s right for your business:
Upgrade to SQL Server 2017
Move to a database with industry-leading performance and security—now on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers.
Modernize in the cloud
Move to Azure to get greater cost efficiencies, state-of-the-art security, and powerful data and analytics services—with fully-managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solutions.
Take a hybrid approach
Deploy across on-premises and the cloud to extend your infrastructure and improve business continuity.
3 Reasons to modernise now
1 Reduce costs and maximise your investment
SQL Server 2017
#1 database in Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) price/performance⁶
Unmatched Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with everything built in�
Get a comprehensive solution at one-fifth the cost of other self-service solutions with comprehensive BI�
Reduce costs and create efficiencies with faster transactions with In-Memory OLTP and up to 100x faster analytics with in-memory Columnstore
Cut productivity losses and speed query performance without tuning using Adaptive Query Processing
Scale up or down quickly with pay-as-you-go, consumption- based pricing and reduce licensing and hardware costs
50% of businesses reported reaching ROI at a faster rate with cloud applications⁹
Optimize costs for database workloads with different VM sizes
75% lower costs on software licenses with Azure��
2 Gain state of the art, award winning security
SQL Server 2017
Least vulnerable of any enterprise database over last 7 years��
Encrypt data at rest and in motion with Always Encrypted
Conceal sensitive data with Dynamic Data Masking
Control access to database rows with Row-Level Security
Meet a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance regulations
Continuous security-health monitoring across Azure, on-premises, and public clouds
3 Solve bigger problems with advanced business insights
SQL Server 2017
Real-time operational analytics when you combine in-memory technologies
Visualize data anywhere with Mobile BI
Scale and accelerate machine learning by pushing intelligence to where the data lives with in-database R and Python analytics
Leading AI innovation to discover insights faster
Advanced machine learning capabilities at your fingertips