Microsoft has launched SQLSERVER 2016 ctp2 for public view, This can be downloaded from the following link. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-sql-server-2016. There are lot of exciting new features in 2016, I would like to post one by one. Live query statistics. For demo purpose I have used Adventureworks2014 DB, Select Live query stats icon from the SSMS and execute the query. It's awesome magic and show's live query cost of each operator. I am still exploring and post updates. Please watch video here.