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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Management and Administration, Second Edition by Ross Mistry

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Chapter 1. Installing or Upgrading the Database Engine to SQL Server 2012

The Database Engine in SQL Server 2012 is the nucleus of SQL Server 2012. Its features are nothing short of impressive. Many organizations today run complex data applications that command the use of a feature like SQL Server’s Database Engine, which is Microsoft’s first cloud-enabled database platform. From a transactional perspective, it is used to store, process, and secure data for the most demanding data-consuming applications within your enterprise. Moreover, the Database Engine offers many other benefits and advantages for organizations. It controls authorization to SQL Server objects, provides high-availability functionality, and includes subfeatures such as SQL ...

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