Get powerful database, analytics, reporting and application development tools with the Microsoft SQL Server Standard License and Software Assurance. This business intelligence software consists of two-node failover clustering, log shipping and peer-to-peer replication for optimum performance. SQL Server database copies can be backed up to Microsoft Azure SQL database to safeguard data while saving on costs. The integrated SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) enables integration of data from various sources along with complete support to the deployment and administration of ETL tasks. This licensed software supports Windows PowerShell 2.0 for automating management tasks. SQL Server Management Studio and an improved System Center allow you to manage your infrastructure from a central interface. With integrated support for relational and non-relational data including Big Data sources, SQL Server provides versatile options for your database. You can work with various platforms such as .NET, C/C++, Java, Linux, and PHP using APIs (ADO.NET, ODBC, JDBC, PDO, and ADO). Software Assurance on SQL Server provides unlimited virtualization for consolidating mid-size applications.
- SSIS for bringing together data from varied sources
- SQL Server Management Studio to manage infrastructure from a centralized interface
- Support for relational and non-relational data to provide versatile database options
- Compatibility with various platforms like .NET, C/C++, Java through APIs