SQL Server Database Engine

The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Engine is the core service for storing, processing and securing data. The Database Engine provides controlled access and rapid transaction processing to meet the requirements of the most demanding data consuming applications within your enterprise. The Database Engine also provides rich support for sustaining high availability.

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Database Engine Concepts An introduction of Database Engine features and architecture.

Developer iconDatabase Engine Developer InfoCenter Provides a guide to all of the technologies and languages needed to implement Database Engine solutions.

Administrator iconDatabase Engine Administrator InfoCenter Focuses on quickly familiarizing a database administrator with the installation and maintenance of instances of the Database Engine.

Database architect iconDatabase Engine Architect InfoCenter Gives a wide view of the Database Engine and how to integrate it as the data storage service for relational (tabular) and XML data.

Information worker iconDatabase Engine Information Worker InfoCenter Provides a guide for data analysts who need to design, query, and manipulate data in the Database Engine.

Components that interface with Database Engine