Is SQL 2016 Basic Availability Groups a replacement for Database Mirroring?

In my opinion, the quick answer is “not quite” – not even with the release of SQL 2016 SP1. Let me explain … SQL Server 2016 was released to manufacture in June 2016. With it came the highly anticipated Basic Availability Group (BAG) HADR feature in the Standard Edition, with ‘regular’ availability groups (first found … [Read more…]