CHAPTER 5Programmability and Beyond-Relational Enhancements

A tremendous number of enhancements have been made to bolster the programmability and beyond-relational paradigm with Microsoft SQL Server 2012. For readers who are unfamiliar with the concept of beyond relational, it refers to data and services that go above and beyond the traditional table paradigms found in SQL Server. Some of the beyond-relational enhancements in SQL Server 2012 positively affecting the ability to build applications managing all data include refinements to existing technology features such as full-text search, spatial data, and FILESTREAM. SQL Server 2012 also introduces brand new capabilities, such as FileTables and statistical semantic searches.

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