The entire World has been shocked today! We have never expected to see something like this. Go, grab SQL Server 2016 SP1 and you get all those:
(picture from SQL Server Release Services page)
Now in SQL Server 2016 Express you have (for FREE):
- row level security
- dynamic data masking
- database snapshot
- columnstore indexes!!!!
- compression (page, row…)
- in memory oltp
- Always encrypted
- multiple filestream containers
It is like roller coaster especially for companies that use Standard edition as their primary engine.
For details – check the SQL Server Release Services page.