SQL v.Next Gets Native Python in SQL Server

The next version of SQL Server is in early preview and there is a new feature that is going to be very useful for large enterprises that want to run Big Data Clusters and perform additional data science tasks. Instead of embedding Python code in a string and submitting it to the Launchpad engine, we will now be able to actually write Python functions and compile them as native stored procedures.

That’s right, the early, early access shows that Python code will natively be able to be compiled and run, similar to how T-SQL can run now. Instead of putting