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With an out of date data platform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

Microsft Azure

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

Microsoft Azure

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

Microsoft Azure

Leading AI innovation to discover insights faster

Advanced machine learning capabilities at your fingertips

Modernize your data estate now and transform your business.