Microsoft’s SQL Server is a database management system developed in dozens of editions aimed at different set of audiences with varied workloads. SQL Server 2008 R2 is one of the recent SQL Server 2008 editions that include a master data management system and centralized console to manage various SQL Server 2008 services and instances such as reporting services, relational databases, analysis services and integration services.

Apps4Rent offers Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 with its Windows Virtual Server environment as add-ons. MS SQL Server 2008 R2 gives you the flexibility to manage your data from anywhere at any time. It supports structured, unstructured and semi structured data such as digital media formats for audio, pictures, video and other multimedia data. Moreover, SQL Server 2008 also functions as a backend data storage system for E-mail, XML, calendar/time, document, file, spatial, among others and also enables you to perform analysis, search, sharing, query, and synchronization across different data types.

Why choose Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2?

MS SQL Server 2008 R2 comes in-built with the following features:

  • Search
  • Reports
  • Analysis
  • Synchronization

Search: The search feature in SQL Server 2008 allows you to run complete text queries in SQL Server tables. It performs linguistic searches by operating on phrases and words depending upon rules of a specific language. Full-text queries can comprise simple phrases and words or several forms of a phrase or word. Moreover, this feature is applicable to varied business scenarios, for example, e-businesses—to search for data or items on a site; HR sections of a company— to match job descriptions with stored profiles; law firms—to search for case accounts in a repository, and more.

Reports: The SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services help generate reports for data stored in SQL Server database. It is managed through a web interface. The SQL Server 2008 R2 reporting services help develop custom reporting applications. SQL Server reports can be rendered in various formats such as PDF, Excel, CSV, TIFF, XML, HTML Web Archive, and image formats.

Analysis: The SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 adds data mining and OLAP capabilities for SQL Server databases. Analysis Services comprise various procedures such as clustering algorithm, decision trees, time series analysis, and sequence clustering algorithm for use in data mining.

Synchronization: Synchronization allows you to copy and distribute data from one database to another and synchronize databases in order to maintain constancy. You can distribute data to various locations and to mobile or remote users over wide area and local networks, wireless connections, dial-up connections, and the Internet.

SQL Server 2008 R2 offers you these and more through its various powerful editions. For instance, the SQL Server 2008R2 Express Edition offers a perfect platform for testing, development, and small implementations. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition is a lightweight version. The Workgroup Edition offers rich features required for a relational database server. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition is perfect for functioning departmental applications. The Web Edition offers the ability to support unlimited RAM and four CPUs. Moreover, SQL Server 2008 R2 also offers the highest levels of reliability, security, and scalability for your business-critical applications.