SQL Server 2005 is Microsoft's next-generation data management and analysis software that will deliver increased scalability, availability, and security to enterprise data and analytical applications while making them easier to create, deploy, and manage.
Building on the strengths of SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005 will provide an integrated information management solution that will help organizations of any size to:
- Build and deploy enterprise applications that are more scalable, reliable, and secure.
- Maximize the productivity of IT by reducing the complexity of creating, deploying, and managing database applications.
- Empower developers through a rich, flexible, modern development environment for creating more secure database applications.
- Share data across multiple platforms, applications, and devices to make it easier to connect internal and external systems.
- Deliver robust, integrated business intelligence solutions that help drive informed business decisions and increase productivity across your entire organization.
- Control costs without sacrificing performance, availability, or scalability.
The advancements SQL Server 2005 will deliver in three key areas: enterprise data management, developer productivity, and business intelligence.