Here comes CU 3 (Build 11.0.3349.0.) for SQLServer 2012 SP1. You can download the same from
Similar to CU2 there are some interesting hotfixes which are included in this CU release, and its worth testing it out.
The ones which attracted my attention are -
|2800013||FIX: Access violation when you put a FILESTREAM-enabled database offline in SQL Server 2008 R2 or in SQL Server 2012|
|2803529||FIX: Poor performance in SQL Server 2012 when you run a SQL Server trace|
|2807974||FIX: Error 3456 after you add new file groups to the principal database in a SQL Server 2012 asynchronous database mirroring environment|
|2813214||FIX: CPU spike when there is no load on a server after you install SQL Server 2012 on the server|
|2819662||SQL Server 2012 experiences performance issues in NUMA environments|
The last 2 fixes attracted me a lot, however these are type of issues might not occur for all the environments. The CPU spike fix has a situation like a server with 64 or 128 cores +NUMA and 256GB – 1TB of Memory.These specifications are beyond imagination for small environments and majority of the enterprise(As of now !),so these might not even be a concern for the admin’s.
The decision to test or deploy CU3 for SQL2012SP1 varies from environment – environment and your approach towards CUs.
Thanks for reading and keep watching this space for more.