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Microsoft by Hilary Cotter, Ross Mistry

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Chapter 1 Installing or Upgrading to the SQL Server 2008 Database Engine

SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Services, formerly referred to as “The Database Engine,” is the nucleus of SQL Server 2008. 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 that can process, store, and secure data. 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 ...

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