In this section we will learn about the top 5 features of SQL Server 2012. These features give a great image to SQL Server and provide benefits to any organization to increase business, such as the Always on availability group feature that provides anytime database access without downtime. Today, data increases daily; a big data support feature provides the option to save unlimited data with Hadoop. A column index store provides a better query search in a SQL environment. For any organization, it is important to show the data to our shareholders, clients, and so on through Power View features as they can present our data in different formats and attractive visualizations, such as charts, bars, and so on.