SQL Server 2022 is coming soon! This version is the most Azure-enabled so far. It has bi-directional HA/DR to Azure SQL and Azure Synapse Link together with Azure Pureview integration. You can automatically scan your on-premises SQL Servers for free, classify data and set up control specific access rights to SQL Server.

Query Store now can be implemented on read replicas and for Intelligent Query Processing SQL Server is supporting Parameter Sensitive Plan optimization that accomodate different data sizes based on provided runtime parameter values.

Ledger feature enables users to implement internal and external audit processes with immutable track record of data modification over time.

More information can be found here: SQL Server 2022 | Microsoft