Five Things to Know about MS SQL

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In organizing information for most companies, a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) is recommended. One of which is MS SQL which is a flagship product of Microsoft. Know more about this powerful tool and what can it do to your business with this simple guide.

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Five Things to Know about MS SQL Brought to you by Accede Holdings Pty. LTD. Relational Database Management System RDBMS reigns as a standard in database management. Since then most companies organized their data into tables and grouped them as relations. Many systems came out then and some of which are still popular today like Oracle My SQL SQL Server and MS SQL among others. These systems maybe differ in terms of interface language support and licensing. Overall they are powerful tools that can help you run and create applications for your business. For now let’s get to know MS SQL. From Sybase SQL to Microsoft SQL 2000 It all began when Sybase sold its code base for SQL server to Microsoft. This event marked the release of version 7.0 and the partnership that will launch many SQL versions. The collaboration stopped when Microsoft created its own operating system Windows NT. Since then they negotiated SQL exclusive rights to Sybase. The latter also changed the name of its product to Adaptive Server Enterprise to avoid confusion. After years of development they finally released SQL Server 2000 making it their first product replacing the original Sybase code. What is it for MS SQL is used for web applications on a Windows platform such as .NET and ASP. It is also applicable for many content management systems CMS and other scripts. Its primary function is to retrieve and store data as requested by other software applications whether it is in a local network or the internet.

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MS SQL Features and Capabilities According to experts here are some of the features you can get from using MS SQL:  High Performance and Availability  Database mirroring mailing and snapshots  CLR integration  Service Broker  DDL triggers  Ranking functions  Row version-based isolation levels  XML integration  Buffer management  Logging and Transaction  Concurrency and locking  Replication and Analysis services  Notification and Integration services  Full text search service  Stored procedures  Triggers and Views  Sub-SELECTs i.e. nested SELECTs Which edition should I use Microsoft created SQL servers for mainstream and specialized editions. Each one of them has unique set of features and targets different kinds of users. Let’s meet some of them: SQL Server Enterprise Edition – this edition includes both the core database engine and add-on services. They also included tools for creating and managing SQL server clusters. This particular edition can support 8 physical processors with 2 TB of memory. They somehow improved it to 160 processors when they released SQL

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Server 2012 Enterprise Edition. SQL Server Express Edition – it is a scaled down free version of SQL server with core database engine. Even with no limitations on users and database supported it can only use 1 processor with 10GB database files. Prior to this they released two additional editions in the original Express Edition. The first one is SQL Server Express with Tools which includes SQL Server Management Studio Basic. The second one is SQL Server Express with Advanced Services adds full-text search capability and reporting services. Azure – it is the cloud-based version of MS SQL server that offers data-storage capabilities as part of Azure Services Platform. Unlike other cloud-based databases SQL database allows users to create relational queries against stored data. It also uses a special version of MS SQL server as its backend. SQL Server Developer Edition - this edition includes the same features as SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition but has limited license. Its license only allows users to use it for development and testing and not as production server. Students can download this free of charge as a part of Microsofts DreamSpark program. MS SQL versus other RDBMS Aside from the fact that MS SQL is a “paid” system its features and capabilities are almost the same as compared with other RDBMS most especially My SQL. The decision of what system to use will always depend on your needs and budget constraints. However we can take advantage any of these database management systems as long as we have a good general database design and implementation. Sources: http://accede.com.au/our-services/mssql-database-development-integration/ https://blog.udemy.com/oracle-vs-mysql-vs-sql-server/ http://www.host-shopper.com/what-is-ms-sql.html http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/1920/microsoft-sql-server-vs-mysql/ http://itxdesign.com/mysql-vs-mssql/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_SQL_Server

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