SQL Server 2017 brings industry-leading OLTP, OLAP, and hybrid transaction/analytical processing (HTAP) capabilities, new encryption features, greater support for in-memory databases, and new end-to-end business intelligence (BI). Key features of SQL Server 2017 include:
- SQL Server Machine Learning Services—Supports Python in addition to R language
- Multiple platforms—Runs on Linux, Linux-based Docker containers, and Windows
- Resumable online index rebuild—Resumes an online index rebuild operation from where it stopped after a failure, or pauses and later resumes an online index rebuild operation
- Automatic database tuning—Provides insight into potential query performance problems, recommends solutions, and can automatically fix identified problems
For more information about the features of Microsoft SQL Server 2017, see What's New in SQL Server 2017 on the Microsoft website.