Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is engineered to be a world-class relational database management system that delivers advanced fault tolerance, privacy, speed, expandability, self-maintenance, and functionality. Powerful innovations incorporated into Microsoft SQL Server 2008 include application-independent data encryption for guaranteeing privacy, more reliable mirroring and hot CPU plug in for non-stop operation, enhanced auditing features for easier compliance, SQL Server Management Studio to minimize management costs, unified synchronization to accommodate occasionally connected devices, more comprehensive report generation thanks to closer interaction with Office Word, Excel, and SharePoint, and native support for full-text lookup to improve speed and simplify administration.
Microsoft SQL 2008 is offered in editions that address the needs of organizations from local to international for fast ROI. The Enterprise edition is designed for demanding scenarios like OLTP or advanced analytics. The Standard edition is engineered for small organizations who want the best-of-class database platform for online transaction processing or business intelligence. The Workgroup edition provides secure and reliable online synchronization and management functions for satellite offices.
Progent's Microsoft-Premier SQL consultants can provide a range of support services to help organizations of all sizes to design, implement, administer, and repair Microsoft SQL Server 2008 solutions so that they realize the maximum business benefit from this state-of-the-art information management technology. Also, Progent offers consulting expertise for network infrastructure, company-wide protection, and application development to increase the business advantage of your computer network. Progent can also help your company to evaluate the potential pitfalls and benefits of migrating from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012, and can assist you to plan and execute a smooth transition.
New Features of SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 delivers significant improvements in vital categories such as protection, dependability, manageability, functionality, analytics, scalability, and performance.
Microsoft SQL 2008 offers transparent data encryption of complete databases, data files, or logs. This feature increases confidential data without requiring reprogramming existing applications. Improved mechanisms for configuring and managing database audits allow companies to adhere to regulatory mandates.
SQL Server 2008's high-availability technology is designed to provide minimal system downtime by enhanced fault-tolerance, non-intrusive maintenance, and quicker restoration following an unplanned failure. Advanced clustering reduces the effect of hardware failures, hot-add CPU capability and online replication can avoid routine offline maintenance, and backup compression minimizes recovery time.
Microsoft SQL 2008 simplifies policy management and monitoring through intelligent functions built into the Policy-Based Framework System. This reduces maintenance costs by allowing managers to save time in policy execution. Self tuning and troubleshooting is enabled by Performance Studio. Resource Governor enables managers to control resources for various workloads to provide predictable response to users.
Microsoft SQL 2008 enables the next wave of business applications by supporting more varieties of structured and unstructured data like images, sound, video, date and time, and geospatial data. Microsoftís LINQ accelerates application programming by allowing queries from Microsoft Visual C# and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.
Microsoft SQL 2008 Reporting Services help with report creation, administration, and distribution. SSRS enables you to create reports from a broad range of sources such as relational or multidimensional. Reports can be accessed on a web connection, Office Word and Excel 2007 and Excel 2010, or a SharePoint Server 2007 site. SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services deliver sophisticated data mining technologies and new add-ins for Microsoft Office make business information accessible at the desktop.
- Performance and Scalability
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 works with 64-bit processors and multi-CPU systems and can access as much as eight terabytes of RAM memory. For multi-CPU environments, Microsoft SQL 2008 eliminates memory bottlenecks by seamlessly handling NUMA-architected computers. By enabling live expansion of CPUs and RAM memory, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 allows companies to scale database services up without bringing the system down. SQL Server 2008 also enables additional database nodes to be connected online even during replication activity.
SQL Server 2008 includes numerous isolation mechanisms to allow higher performance via concurrent transactions while preserving data integrity. Performance and scalability are also enhanced by more efficient database compression, and managers are given a powerful set of tools such as Resource Governor and SQL Server Integration Services to monitor and tune performance.
How Progent's Engineers Can Provide SQL 2008 Help
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your organization to choose a release of SQL 2008 suitable for your business goals. Progent's Cisco-premier CCIE network experts and Windows Server professionals can assist your small business to build a fault-tolerant, high-performance, and protected environment by providing failover clustering expertise and virtual server support. Progent's SQL engineers can help your business installs Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server database system is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide automated server monitoring to make sure your business network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to provide rapid solutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data security engineers can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for better regulatory compliance.
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can also support fault-tolerant and high-performance backup and restore solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data via Data Protection Manager (DPM). Progent's support professionals can help you to create a practical disaster recovery plan, design a cost-effective non-stop network infrastructure, install a Microsoft Data Protection Manager-powered backup and recovery solution for SQL Server 2008 data, comprehensively validate your DPM system, train your IT staff or local service providers how to manage Microsoft Data Protection Manager, or handle complete information technology support outsourcing such as remote hosting of Microsoft Data Protection Manager machines in Progent's secure data center facility. For more information, see Data Protection Manager Consulting.
Progent's SQL Server 2008 consulting experts can also assist your company to plan and implement a smooth migration from Microsoft SQL Server 2K to SQL 2008 and can help your organization to evaluate the strategic benefits and expense of a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Progent's engineers can help your company to set up the 64-bit edition of SQL Server and can also offer engineering support for upgrading to 64-bit computing throughout your whole IT environment. Progent can also assist your organization to design and carry out a smooth upgrade to SQL Server 2017 or deliver cost-effective remote or onsite Microsoft SQL Server 2016 migration consulting services.
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