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SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise delivers a comprehensive data SQL Server Sysprep enables you to create a library of VHDs,
platform that provides built-in security, availability, and scale ready to be deployed as and when required. This is a major
coupled with robust business intelligence offerings—helping benefit for larger organizations with multiple VMs because it
enable high service levels for mission-critical workloads. speeds up provisioning and increases business agility.
Lower storage costs through Data and Backup
Reduce costs through server consolidation
SQL Server Data and Backup Compression help to reduce
Reduce the number of physical servers in your enterprise by hardware costs, optimize storage, and improve I/O
consolidating databases onto fewer machines, and benefit performance. Customers have achieved space savings of up
from reduced costs, improved control over your systems, and 4
to 90 percent with Data Compression and up to 66 percent
a reduced carbon footprint . 5
with Backup Compression Benefit from even greater savings
SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise can take advantage of up to with SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise’s support for UCS-2
eight processors with no limit to the number of processor Unicode compression.
cores and it supports up to 2 TB of memory, making it
The data compression feature in SQL Server 2008 [Enterprise
possible to host multiple databases on a server without Edition] has significantly reduced the amount of storage
compromising performance and scalability. You can isolate required. On average, the customer is reducing storage space
databases by installing multiple instances on a single server by 50%... The result is that no storage needs to be added to
support the SQL Server databases for the next three years.
and provide predictable performance across multiple 3
database workloads within an instance by using Resource
Governor to define hardware resource limits for individual Increase business continuity
SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise provides enterprise-class high
Consolidation on a truly scalable platform, such as the HP availability through database mirroring and up to 16-node
Integrity line of servers, not only can deliver positive server clustering capabilities, enabling you to save hardware
economic advantages in the short term, but can position
organizations for lower operating costs, and improved
costs by supporting multiple, redundant SQL Server
service delivery for years to come. instances in a single cluster.
SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise also fully supports Windows
Save on hardware and software costs with virtualization Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration, which enables you to
move virtual machines between host servers without
With Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V™, you can consolidate
interrupting service provision. Use Live Migration to
database servers to create virtual data centers that reduce
minimize planned downtime and make more efficient use of
costs and help maximize the value of your software
resources (for example, you can move a reporting application
investment. SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise licensing is
to a higher-powered host at the end of each month). SQL
flexible; it allows for up to four virtual database servers on a
Server 2008 R2 Enterprise further promotes high availability
single licensed physical server, and there are no restrictions
through online indexing and restore operations and hot-add
on moving virtual servers between licensed host machines.
and hot-replace CPU and memory capabilities — reducing

Ten Reasons to Choose Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise

planned downtime and keeping your business-critical The Fast Track program provides new reference
applications available more of the time. configurations from key hardware partners for creating high-
performance data warehouses of up to 48 TB with SQL
Optimize business processes with high performance and
Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.
Gain business efficiencies through self-service business
SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise enables you to improve
intelligence (BI)
performance through table and index partitioning, query
parallelism, scalable shared database deployments, and SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise includes a full business
enhanced read-ahead and scan capabilities. Improving the intelligence suite with enterprise-scale features. Use Master
performance of line-of-business applications and customer- Data Services to improve operational and reporting
facing Web applications results in greater productivity and consistency and to clean and standardize data across the
transaction throughput. enterprise, ensuring that you have a single standardized
version of your data. Use Analysis Services to provide rich,
A Microsoft Dynamics CRM benchmark run on IBM System
scalable analytics, and use Data-Mining Add-Ins for Office
x3650 M2 servers with Intel Solid State Drives demonstrated
20,000 concurrent users across 20 xRM applications on 2007 to provide information workers and decision makers
Microsoft Dynamics CRM with an average response time of with direct access to reliable business insights. Use Reporting
0.10 seconds.
6 Services and a suite of self-service BI features to deliver
SQL Server News
business insights across the enterprise. The PowerPivot Add-
Reduce compliance and security costs with enterprise In for Microsoft Office Excel® 2010 gives users the ability to
security perform complex data analyses using a familiar tool, and
PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010 enables sharing and
Remove the need for third-party encryption and auditing
collaboration between data workers. Report Builder 3.0 puts
solutions, and help secure data without impacting existing
the ability to create sophisticated and powerful reports firmly
applications. With SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, you can
in the hands of the people who need it most.
use SQL Server Audit to capture detailed information about
data access, Transparent Database Encryption (TDE) to Using Excel as an interface for Self-Service BI, we are
encrypt data without modifying applications, and simplify modeling, analyzing and pivoting millions of records in memory
and publish it to SharePoint in few minutes and other people
and consolidate encryption and key management through
being able to access it from a URL. It is fast and easy.
support for third-party cryptographic providers. Ayad Shammount, Caregroup
Increase DBA productivity with enterprise manageability
Simplify multi-server management and reduce the cost of Maximize ROI through platform interoperability and
maintaining servers in data centers with centralized compatibility
management and policy-based configuration. Get more value from your existing applications and gain
Utility Control Point enables dashboard and drill-down views business efficiencies through interoperability. Take
of instance and application utilization on up to 25 server advantage of support for replication from Oracle publishers,
instances across the enterprise, and you can also use Central build analysis and data mining solutions with Office Excel,
Management Servers to run administrative scripts to manage and deliver business insights from Analysis Services and
multiple servers. Reporting Services through Microsoft Office SharePoint®
Policy-based management enables you to proactively define
configuration policies and apply them to multiple SQL Server
instances and databases to ensure enterprise-wide
compliance with minimal administrative overhead.
Centralize reporting and data analysis with data
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consolidated data warehouse for business analytics and


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enhancing features, such as star join query optimizations, 5. http://www9.unisys.com/eprise/main/admin/corporate/doc/41371394.pdf

parallel query execution for partitioned tables and indexes, 6. http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/archive/2009/11/03/enterprise-scalability-one-focus-for-pass-2009-

and automatic change data capture.


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