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Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. As a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications which may run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network (including the Internet).
Microsoft SQL Server is a very stable, fast, extremely popular and affordable database engine. It is also a powerful platform. To realize its full benefits and ensure the stability of their data systems, clients need support from a team with a deep understanding of its capabilities. Database administrators (DBAs) at delaPlex Software have years of technical expertise and experience in all aspects of Microsoft SQL Server. Along with core database administration, our SQL developer teams have extensive knowledge in design, visualization, disaster recovery, and high availability solutions.
Microsoft SQL Server offers many advantages over other types of databases. Some of those advantages include the following:
Security: SQL Server provides two security models including integration with Windows Authentication to provide robust security platform for managing your organizations information. Security can be managed across all database objects including tables, views, stored procedures and at a very granular level, to provide complete information security. Database encryption is now available as well to secure SQL Server database at rest.
Scalability: SQL Server is a highly scalable enterprise database platform capable of managing petabytes of data while delivery high performance. This allows organizations to deploy SQL Server databases with the confidence that SQL Server can continue to deliver superior performance even as their needs and businesses grow.
High Availability/Failover: SQL Server provides a variety of high availability features including fail over clustering available on the Standard and Enterprise editions, database mirroring, log shipping, and database snapshots to meet your organizations’ needs.
Business Intelligence: SQL Server Standard and Enterprise Editions come with extensive business intelligence capabilities through SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). Analytical models can be developed to breakdown business information to provide business insights for managing and forecasting business needs.
Integration: SQL Server provides a robust set of integration tools call SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) which can be used to consolidate data from multiple heterogeneous data sources for holistic data view and comprehensive data analysis. SSIS can also be used to migrate data from other database formats (Oracle, DBase, Paradox, legacy formats, Microsoft Access) to SQL Server.
SaaS Applications: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud applications can use Azure SQL Database to provide flexibility to support both explosive growth and profitable business models. For workloads with unpredictable database resource consumption, the elastic database model gives the ability to pool resources to use among a group of databases.
Reporting Services: SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) provides a full range of ready-to-use tools and services to help create, deploy, and manage reports. With Reporting Services, you can create interactive, tabular, graphical, or free-form reports from relational, multidimensional, or XML-based data sources.