SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 delivers a rich set of integrated services that enable you to do more with your data such as query, search, synchronize, report and analyze.

It provides the highest levels of security, reliability, and scalability for your vital applications. To utilize new opportunities in today’s fast-moving business world, companies need the ability to create and deploy data-driven solutions quickly. SQL Server 2008 reduces time and cost of management and development of applications.

SQL Server 2008 enables data to be consumed from custom applications developed using Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio and from within service-oriented architectures. The business processes is dealt through Microsoft BizTalk Server.

Few key Advantages:

»  Activity Monitor

»  Backup Compression

»  Policy-Based Management

»  File stream Storage

»  Advanced Auditing Features

»  Policy Based Administration

»  Compound Operators

»  TSQL Intelli-sense

»  Central Management Servers

»  Predictable Performance and Concurrency

»  Data Collector and Management Data Warehouse


»   Transparent Data Encryption

»  Extensible Key Management

»  Enhanced Database Mirroring

»  Microsoft Office Integration

»  Internet Report Deployment

»  Enterprise Reporting Engine

»  Spatial Data Types

»  Large User-Defined Types

»  Language Integrated Query (LINQ)

»  Auditing: Create and manage auditing via DDL.

»  SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Pipeline Improvements

»  Automatic Recovery of Data Pages: SQL Server 2008 enables the principal and mirror machines to transparently recover from 823/824 types of data page errors by requesting a fresh copy of the suspect page from the mirroring partner transparently to end users and applications.

»  Policy-Based Management: Use this with SQL Server Management Studio to create policies that manage entities on the server, such as the instance of SQL Server, databases, and other SQL Server objects.