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June 6, 2016updated 16 Feb 2017 3:07pm

What is SQL Server?

CBR looks at the popular relational database management system.

By Ellie Burns

SQL Server is a database server by Microsoft.

The Microsoft relational database management system is a software product which primarily stores and retrieves data requested by other applications. These applications may run on the same or a different computer.

Going more in-depth, in order to understand what a SQL Server is, you must first understand what SQL is.

SQL is a special-purpose programming language designed to handle data in a relational database management system. A database server is a computer program that provides database services to other programs or computers, as defined by the client-server model. Therefore, a SQL Server is a database server that implements the Structured Query Language (SQL).

There are many different versions of Microsoft SQL Server, catering for different workloads and demands. A data centre version is tailored to higher levels of application support and scalability, while the Express version is a scaled down, free edition of the software.

Did you know that there are specialised versions of SQL Server?

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