The SQL server primarily works to store and retrieve data as asked for by other software applications that may run the same computer or on another computer across a network like the internet. The SQL server is developed by Microsoft based on the relational database management system (RDBMS) which is a common choice for storage of new information used in personnel data, logistical information, manufacturing statistics, financial records, and other applications since the 1980s.
There over a dozen of Microsoft SQL server editions that are targeted toward various workloads ranging from large internet applications to single machine applications with lots of concurrent users and also geared towards various audiences.
Here is a quick glance on the features of this database server:
- Robust development tools
- Easy to use management tools
- Data integration and quality services
- Scalable data warehousing
- Faster insights for all users with Power BI
- Access data in familiar tools like Excel
- Corporate business intelligence
- Consistent data platform on-premises to cloud
- Compliance and security
- Enterprise scalability across storing, networking, and computing processes.
- High disaster recovery and availability
- Proven predictable performance
- Advance in-memory performance
These are just a few of the benefits that you can gain from the features of the Microsoft SQL server.