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Microsoft by Hilary Cotter, Ross Mistry

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Chapter 2 Administering the SQL Server 2008 Database Engine

Although SQL Server 2008 is composed of numerous components, one component is often considered the foundation of the product. The Database Engine is the core service for storing, processing, and securing data for the most challenging data systems. Note that the Database Engine is also known as Database Engine Services in SQL Server 2008, Likewise, it provides the foundation and fundamentals for the majority of the core database administration tasks. As a result of its important role in SQL Server 2008, it is no wonder that the Database Engine is designed to provide a scalable, fast, secure, and highly available platform for data access and other components.

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