A dilemma probably faced by quite a few DBAs. Does one upgrade to the latest version, in this case SQL SERVER 2016, or play it safe and upgrade to 2014, which hopefully has most bug fixes in place by now?
I will only be upgrading in Standard Edition and from what I've read there isn't much between 14 & 16 in terms of functionality, enterprise is a different story. The only things of interest to me at the moment in 2016 are probably the query store features and possibly the tabular BI stuff.
I have read 2016 does use fewer resources and depending on the tasks it executes faster, which is obviously a big bonus.
At the moment I am leaning towards 2016 as opportunities to upgrade are few and far between, just worried about potential bugs and applying them in 24/7 up time environment with no maintenance window.
Would be great to hear if anyone else has faced the same/similar upgrade path, and ultimately what decision they took.
I will probably get a down vote as there is no right answer...but its a question that must be asked a lot..