Chapter 15. SQL Server 2005 Technology Primer

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is comprehensive enterprise class data management and business intelligence platform. It provides a huge number of features and capabilities to manage data, develop applications integrated with the data, and finally analyze that data. It is also a complex and multifaceted platform.

Note

Primum non nocere.

Attributed to the Greek physician Galen (AD 129–200)

The Latin quotation in the note translates to “First, do no harm.” An administrator must ensure that changing the SQL Server 2005 system does not harm the system or the underlying data. To ensure that, the database administrator (DBA) must first understand the SQL Server 2005 system before attempting to change it.

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