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Practical Business Intelligence: with SQL Server 2005 by Roger Toren, John C. Hancock

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SQL Server Components

SQL Server 2005 consists of a number of integrated components, as shown in Figure 2-1. When you run the SQL Server installation program on a server, you can choose which of these services to install. We focus on those components relevant to a BI solution, but SQL Server also includes all the services required for building all kinds of secure, reliable, and robust data-centric applications.

Figure 2-1 SQL Server components

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Development and Management Tools

SQL Server includes two complementary environments for developing and managing BI solutions. SQL Server Management Studio replaces both Enterprise Manager ...

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