Eagle-eyed @NikoNeugebauer (who you should definitely be following on Twitter) noticed something interesting in one of Lenovo’s recent TPC-H benchmark results.
In the #TPCH document, the availability of the system with #SQLServer 2017 is listed for 19th of October 2017 🙂https://t.co/Y3VNQt9buZ
— Niko Neugebauer (@NikoNeugebauer) July 18, 2017
The benchmark PDF shows:
Now this isn’t necessarily accurate – someone could have just stuffed in a placeholder date, or maybe SQL Server 2017 will be available earlier but the hardware is delayed until 2017/10/19, or maybe Lenovo’s trolling us.
Also, note that in the pricing section, SQL Server Enterprise Edition comes in at around $7k per core, indicating that there’s no big revolution coming in the pricing department.
I don’t consider this an official announcement by any means, so the Guess the SQL Server 2017 Release Date Contest is still on.
In related news, the SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) downloads are available now. Enjoy!
Update 2017/09/25: Looks like the release date was pretty doggone close, about two weeks off. The real date will be October 2.
When RC3 comes out we will know if it is in October
Enterprise at 7k/core WOULD be a pricing revolution. Must be a typo.
Greg – that’s actually the price for Enterprise Edition.
Actually based on the information on the Microsoft website it will be October 2nd, 2017
Yes, read the post.