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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications, 2nd Edition by Shio Kumar Singh

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CHAPTER25

Microsoft SQL Server

25.1 INTRODUCTION

Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) is a relational database management system that was originally developed in the 80s at Sybase for UNIX systems. Microsoft later ported it on Windows NT system. It is a multithreaded server that scales from laptops and desktops to enterprise servers. It has a compatible version based on PocketPC operating system, available for handheld devices such as PocketPCs and bar-code scanners. Since 1994, Microsoft has shipped SQL Server releases developed independently of Sybase, which stopped using the SQL Server name in the late 1990s.

Microsoft SQL Server can operate on clusters and symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) configurations. The latest available release of Microsoft ...

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