SQL Server 2014 is the next major release of SQL Server and builds on the mission-critical capabilities delivered in the prior release by providing breakthrough performance, availability and manageability for mission critical applications.
SQL Server 2014 delivers new in-memory capabilities built into the core database for OLTP and data warehousing, which complement our existing in-memory data warehousing and BI capabilities for the most comprehensive in-memory database solution in the market.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 also provides new disaster recovery and backup solutions with Windows Azure, enabling customers to use their existing skills with the on-premises product offerings to take advantage of Microsoft’s global datacenters. In addition, SQL Server 2014 takes advantage of new Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 capabilities to give you unparalleled scalability for your database application in a physical or virtual environment.
You can read more about the new SQL 2014 products in the SPUR = Service Provider Use Rights. On page 25-26.