SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 ConsultantsMicrosoft SQL Server 2008 is built to represent an enterprise-grade RDBMS platform that delivers superior dependability, security, responsiveness, scalability, self-maintenance, and business intelligence. Powerful enhancements built into MS SQL Server 2008 include application-independent encryption for assuring privacy, more reliable database mirroring and live CPU installations for non-stop operation, improved auditing for regulatory compliance, policy-based management for lowering management expenses, new synchronization services to accommodate mobile workers, more complete report generation through seamless interaction with Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint Server 2007, and built-in support for full-text lookup to increase speed and simplify management.

SQL 2008 is available in editions that address the needs of organizations of any size for quick return on investment. SQL Server 2008 Enterprise is designed for high-end applications like online transaction processing or server consolidation. SQL Server 2008 Standard is intended for small organizations who want the best-of-class database platform for OLTP or business intelligence. SQL Server 2008 Workgroup offers protected and dependable online synchronization and management functions for branch offices.

Progent's Microsoft-qualified SQL consultants can provide a range of support services to help businesses of all sizes to design, configure, administer, and repair Microsoft SQL Server 2008 systems in order to realize the optimum business advantage from this advanced relational database platform. In addition, Progent can provide consulting expertise for network infrastructure, enterprise-wide protection, and application programming to increase the business advantage of your IT network. Progent can also assist you to assess the risks and advantages of migrating from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012, and can help you to plan and execute a smooth transition.

Enhancements to Microsoft SQL 2008
SQL Server 2008 delivers significant enhancements in key areas including protection, availability, self management, functionality, business information, scalability, and speed.

  • Security
    Microsoft SQL 2008 offers application-independent encryption of entire databases, files, or logs. This feature protects privacy without the need of changing applications. More sophisticated tools for configuring and managing database audits allow businesses to meet regulations.
  • Dependability
    Microsoft's high-availability architecture is engineered to provide near-zero downtime by enhanced fault-tolerance, non-disruptive maintenance, and faster recovery after an unexpected failure. Advanced failover clustering mitigates the impact of device breakdowns, live-add processor capability and peer-to-peer replication can reduce scheduled offline maintenance, and backup compression minimizes restore time.
  • Ease of Administration
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 simplifies policy administration and monitoring via automated functions in the Policy-Based Framework System. This lowers support costs by enabling managers to spend less time doing policy enforcement. Automatic tuning and troubleshooting is enabled by Performance Studio. SQL 2008's Resource Governor allows managers to define resources for various applications to deliver predictable response to SQL Server clients.
  • Functionality
    SQL Server 2008 enables the next wave of programs by recognizing multiple types of structured and semi-structured data like pictures, audio, moving video, time, and geographic data. LINQ speeds up application programming by supporting queries from C# and Visual Basic .NET.
  • Business Intelligence
    SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) help with report authoring, administration, and distribution. SSRS allows companies to design reports using a broad selection of sources including relational or XML-based. SQL Server Reports can be accessed over the web, Office Word and Excel 2007 and Excel 2010, or a SharePoint site. SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services deliver advanced data mining capabilities and new Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office make business information available at the desktop.
  • Speed and Expandability
    SQL 2008 supports 64-bit CPUs and multi-processor hardware and can address up to 8 terabytes of RAM. For multi-processor environments, Microsoft SQL 2008 avoids RAM traffic jams by transparently supporting NUMA-based servers. By supporting hot expansion of processors and RAM, SQL Server 2008 permits companies to scale database services up without bringing the production system down. SQL Server 2008 also enables new database nodes to be connected online during replication.

    SQL Server 2008 includes numerous isolation levels that support higher performance via concurrency without losing read consistency. Performance and scalability are also enhanced by improved database compression, and managers are provided a rich library of utilities like SQL Server Analysis Services to track and control performance.

How Progent's Engineers Can Provide Microsoft SQL 2008 Help
Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help your business to choose a version of SQL Server 2008 that fits your company's needs. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts and Windows Server professionals can help your business to build a fault-tolerant, high-speed, and protected infrastructure by providing cluster technology expertise and virtual server support. Progent's SQL engineers can help your company configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered RDBM system is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to provide rapid resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified data security experts can evaluate your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance.

Progent's certified engineers can also integrate high-availability and high-performance backup and restore systems for MS SQL Server 2008 data with System Center Data Protection Manager. Progent's consultants can help you to create an effective business continuity plan, design an affordable high-availability IT architecture, configure a Microsoft DPM-powered recovery solution for Microsoft SQL 2008 Server data, thoroughly test your system, educate your IT personnel or regular consultants how to manage Microsoft Data Protection Manager, or provide extensive IT outsourcing services including off-site hosting of virtual or physical DPM servers in Progent's data center. To find out more, visit System Center Data Protection Manager Expertise.

Progent's SQL Server 2008 support experts can also help you to design and implement an efficient migration from MS SQL 2000 to SQL 2008 and can help you to understand the business advantages and costs of a SQL 2005 upgrade to MS SQL 2008. Progent's consultants can help your company to configure the 64-bit version of SQL Server and can also provide consulting help for upgrading to 64-bit processing throughout your entire IT environment. Progent can also help you to design and execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or deliver affordable remote or onsite SQL Server 2016 upgrade assistance.

In order to ask Progent about engineering support for Microsoft SQL Server technology, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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