Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2014 is now officially RTM, (Released to Manufacturing) with general availability scheduled for April 1. As with all Microsoft SQL Server updates, they are important since it is the world's top database management system in terms of sales and this update is no different. It introduces the new In-Memory OLTP (online transaction processing) option promising a breakthrough in performance."In-memory transaction processing speeds up an already very fast experience by delivering speed improvement of up to 30x," wrote Quentin Clark, corporate VP of Microsoft's Data Platform Group, in a blog announcing the release. Read the full story here.