29 December 2016
Now you can use regular expressions in SQL Server queries, too. I've created an open-source project, sql-server-regex, that lets you run regular expressions in T-SQL queries using scalar and table-valued functions.
You can use it with all versions of SQL Server that support SQL CLRs. That's every version since SQL Server 2005, except for SQL Azure.
The sql-server-regex code is being tuned for performance and tested for edge-case bugs. If you'd like to help, fork the code on GitHub and get going!