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Microsoft® SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm (SQL Server 2005 Public Beta Edition) by Scalability Experts, Inc.

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Chapter 1. Changes in the Database Paradigm: How SQL Server 2005 Redefines the Role of a DBA

IN THIS CHAPTER

SQL Server Philosophy

History

SQL Server 2005 and Database Administrators

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 represents the completion of Microsoft SQL Server’s transformation into a leading database management system. The changes are extensive, completing the capabilities required for the most demanding enterprise applications and introducing a new application paradigm that affects how many new SQL Server applications will be implemented and deployed.

A major upgrade such as SQL Server 2005 brings many benefits to customers. It greatly improves classic “abilities,” such as availability, scalability, reliability, and so on. It introduces ...

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