SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 ConsultantsMS SQL Server 2008 is built to represent an enterprise-grade relational database management system that provides advanced reliability, protection, responsiveness, scalability, manageability, and functionality. Significant enhancements introduced by MS SQL Server 2008 include transparent encryption for guarding confidentiality, more reliable database mirroring and live CPU adds for non-stop operation, enhanced auditing for easier compliance, policy-based management to cut support costs, unified synchronization to support mobile workers, more complete report generation thanks to tighter interaction with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and SharePoint, and native support for full-text indexing to increase speed and simplify administration.

MS SQL Server 2008 is available in editions to meet the requirements of businesses from local to international for quick ROI. The Enterprise edition is designed for demanding applications like online transaction processing or advanced analytics. SQL Server 2008 Standard is engineered for smaller businesses looking for a cost-effective database platform for OLTP or analytics. The Workgroup edition offers secure and reliable remote synchronization capabilities for branch offices.

Progent's Microsoft qualified SQL engineers can provide an array of services to assist businesses of all sizes to design, install, manage, and repair SQL 2008 solutions so that they gain the optimum competitive benefit from this state-of-the-art information management technology. Also, Progent can provide help with system architecture, enterprise-wide security, and custom software programming to increase the business value of your computer investment. Progent can also assist you to evaluate the potential pitfalls and benefits of migrating from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012, and can assist you to plan and execute a smooth transition.

Improvements to SQL Server 2008
SQL 2008 offers important improvements in critical areas including protection, dependability, ease of administration, functionality, analytics, expandability, and speed.

  • Security
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 offers transparent data encryption of entire databases, data files, or logs. This feature protects privacy without requiring modifying business applications. More sophisticated tools for defining and administering audits allow companies to meet regulatory mandates.
  • Fault-tolerance
    SQL Server 2008's high-availability architecture is engineered to achieve minimal downtime by improved fault-tolerance, non-disruptive reconfiguration, and faster recovery following an unplanned failure. Advanced failover clustering reduces the impact of device breakdowns, hot-add processor support and peer-to-peer replication help reduce routine offline maintenance, and backup compression speeds up restore time.
  • Ease of Administration
    SQL Server 2008 simplifies policy management and monitoring via intelligent mechanisms in Microsoft's Policy-Based Framework. This reduces support expenses by allowing managers to spend less time doing policy checking. Self tuning and monitoring is enabled by SQL Server's Performance Studio. SQL 2008's Resource Governor enables administrators to control resources for various applications in order to deliver consistent performance to users.
  • Capability
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 opens the door for the next generation of business applications by recognizing many classes of structured and semi-structured data like pictures, sound, moving video, date/time, and spatial data. Microsoft’s LINQ accelerates application programming by allowing queries from Visual C# and Visual Basic .NET.
  • Reporting
    SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) simplify report creation, administration, and delivery. SSRS allows you to create business reports from a wide selection of sources including multidimensional or XML-based. Reports can be accessed over a web connection, Word 2007 and Word 2010 and MS Excel, or an Office SharePoint site. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services deliver advanced data mining technologies and new add-ins for Office 2007 make information accessible from the workstation.
  • Speed and Scalability
    SQL Server 2008 supports 64-bit CPUs and multi-core and multi-CPU hardware and is able to access as much as 8 TBytes of RAM memory. For multi-CPU systems, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 avoids RAM traffic jams by seamlessly handling NUMA-based servers. By supporting live expansion of processors and RAM memory, SQL Server 2008 permits you to scale database services up without bringing the production system down. SQL 2008 also enables new nodes to be added and connected online even during replication.

    SQL 2008 provides a variety of isolation levels to support increased throughput via concurrency without losing data consistency. Speed and expandability are also enhanced by more efficient database compression, and managers are given a powerful library of utilities like SQL Server Analysis Services to track and control responsiveness.

How Progent's Consultants Offer SQL 2008 Help
Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can assist your organization to choose a release of SQL Server 2008 that fits your company's needs. Progent's Cisco-qualified CCIE network engineers and Windows Server professionals can assist your small business to build a high-availability, high-performance, and protected environment by offering clustering expertise and server virtualization help. Progent's SQL experts can make sure you configures SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based data management solution is incorporated thoroughly with your application software. Progent can provide automated server monitoring to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL database issues. Progent's certified computer security consultants can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance.

Progent's certified engineers can also design fault-tolerant and high-speed backup and restore solutions for SQL 2008 Server data with Microsoft Data Protection Manager. Progent's engineers can assist you to develop an effective business continuity strategy, implement an affordable high-availability network infrastructure, configure a Microsoft Data Protection Manager-based backup and restore solution for Microsoft SQL 2008 Server data, comprehensively validate your DPM system, educate your IT staff or regular service providers how to manage Data Protection Manager, or handle extensive IT support outsourcing such as remote hosting of Data Protection Manager machines in Progent's world-class data center facility. For details, visit System Center Data Protection Manager Consulting.

Progent's SQL support professionals can also help your business to design and execute an efficient migration from Microsoft SQL Server 2K to Microsoft SQL 2008 and can assist you to evaluate the business advantages and expense of a SQL 2005 upgrade to MS SQL 2008. Progent's consultants can help you to set up the 64-bit version of Microsoft SQL and can in addition offer consulting support for upgrading to 64-bit computing throughout your whole IT environment. Progent's SQL Server experts can also assist you to plan and execute an efficient migration to Microsoft SQL 2014 or deliver affordable remote or onsite SQL Server 2016 migration assistance.

To contact Progent about consulting assistance for MS SQL Server environments, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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