SQL Server vNext – codename "Katmai"

The next version of SQL Server (codenamed “Katmai” – which is a volcano in Alaska) has a website, and information is starting to leak out. http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/futureversion/default.mspx One of the features that has come out that I guess I can now talk about is around spatial awareness. I still can’t say much yet, but I’m sure we’ve all had times when we’ve wanted to store locations or geometric positions in our database effectively. Of course we can easily store them just by having x & y co-ordinates, or longitude and latitude, but in “Katmai” this will be handled natively. Why is … Continue reading SQL Server vNext – codename "Katmai"