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    • Technical White Paper: Capabilities for the New Mission CriticalPublished: January 2012Applies to: SQL Server 2012Summary:With the continued explosion in the volume and complexity of data today, organizations require a newmission critical, in which enterprise-class capabilities and tools are built-in and fully integrated as a part ofthe database solution. In this white paper, we will discuss the new mission critical, and we will examinethe built-in capabilities that Microsoft SQL Server 2012 delivers, including enterprise-grade security,availability, and performance, along with support for a full range of complex data types. We will alsocompare the TCO impact of solutions offering mission critical functionality that is built into the coredatabase, and those that deliver separate “add-on” features with additional costs.
    • CopyrightThe information contained in this document represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation on theissues discussed as of the date of publication. Because Microsoft must respond to changing marketconditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannotguarantee the accuracy of any information presented after the date of publication.This white paper is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES,EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT.Complying with all applicable copyright laws is the responsibility of the user. Without limiting the rightsunder copyright, no part of this document may be reproduced, stored in, or introduced into a retrievalsystem, or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, orotherwise), or for any purpose, without the express written permission of Microsoft Corporation.Microsoft may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual propertyrights covering subject matter in this document. Except as expressly provided in any written licenseagreement from Microsoft, the furnishing of this document does not give you any license to these patents,trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property.© 2011-2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.Microsoft, SQL Server, Windows Server, SharePoint, Excel are trademarks of the Microsoft group ofcompanies.All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.2
    • Table of ContentsThe New Mission Critical............................................................................................................................... 4Customer Requirements ............................................................................................................................... 4SQL Server 2012 .......................................................................................................................................... 5 Data Availability ......................................................................................................................................... 5 Mission Critical Availability with Fast Time to Solution: SQL Server AlwaysOn ................................... 5 Reduced OS Surface Area: Windows Server Core Support ................................................................. 6 Predictable & Efficient Data Backups: Database Backup Flexibility ..................................................... 6 Performance & Scale ................................................................................................................................ 6 In-memory Performance: ColumnStore Index ...................................................................................... 6 Performance Enablement for Private Cloud: Resource Governor Enhancements ............................... 7 Tier 1 Partitioning: Scale to 15,000 Partitions ....................................................................................... 7 Scalable Real-world Application Testing: Distributed Replay ............................................................... 7 Reduce Database Size, Increase Performance: Data and Backup Compression................................ 7 Proactive Troubleshooting and Diagnostics: Performance Data Collector and Management Studio .. 8 Organizational Security & Compliance ..................................................................................................... 8 Secure by Default: SQL Server Reports the Lowest Vulnerabilities ..................................................... 8 Built-in Tools for Compliance Enablement: SQL Server 2012 Audit Enhancements ........................... 8 Control Data Access across Data in Movement: Advanced Security ................................................... 8 Control Data Access across Administrators: User-Defined Server Roles ............................................ 9 Control Data Access across BI Tools: Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Active Directory ............... 9 Virtually Any Data, Built-in......................................................................................................................... 9 Embrace the Unstructured Data Explosion: Support for Complex Data Types .................................... 9 Enable High Availability for Unstructured Data: Support with AlwaysOn.............................................. 9 Seamlessly Connect to and Unlock Big Data: Hadoop Connectors ..................................................... 9 Seamlessly Connect to Varied Platforms: Greater Interoperability ..................................................... 10Comparing Costs of Mission Critical ........................................................................................................... 10 Expecting the Fundamentals............................................................................................................... 10 Understanding Options ....................................................................................................................... 11Conclusion................................................................................................................................................... 123
    • The New Mission CriticalWith the data explosion happening today at every level, impacting every imaginable device, application,and individual, we are experiencing a major evolution toward a digital and virtual world. It is no longer thecase that organizations serve customers nine a.m. to five p.m. in a single geography. Today,organizations are “open” to customers 24x7 through a range of operational measures; from a Webpresence at the very minimum, to tracking complex operations globally for the highest efficiencies andcustomer satisfaction. The concept of a maintenance window is no longer an opportunity for IT; it is now aproblem. Consumers, whether at work or at home, simply expect continuous service and access toinformation and experiences on their terms. Mission critical is no longer reserved for the few who canafford to pay astronomical costs to purchase and maintain Tier 1 systems.Additionally, the data explosion goes far beyond traditional data types. According to Gartner, the totalworldwide volume of data is growing at 59% per year. Furthermore, Gartner estimates that 70-85% ofdata is unstructured¹. The dramatic shift from structured to unstructured and complex data types willrequire organizations to embrace back-end solutions that support complex data types and non-traditionaldata sources—like Big Data with the same level of mission critical enablement.Today’s IT organization is faced with balancing the impact of the data explosion and the need for globaloperations with conservative budgets and ever-tightening compliance policies. And they have to do thiswith an uptime and level of compliance that is simply expected. These converging trends increase theneed for mission critical operations at a lower barrier to entry, balanced with faster time to solution.Customer RequirementsThe new digital age demands a level of mission critical that is no longer reserved for the few who canafford to pay astronomical costs to purchase and maintain Tier 1 systems. Customers require missioncritical enablement across:  Data availability: Global-ready high availability solutions that enable failover in seconds, deliver reliable backups, and that are easy to configure, maintain, and monitor—accruing to a low TCO.  Performance & scale: Leading and predictable performance across server activity, including complex queries, data integration and analysis, backed by scalable systems to support the data explosion.  Security: Minimal total surface area with inherently secure database software for reduced risk; combined with built-in, easy-to-use tools and controlled data access that helps meet strict compliance policies.  Any data, built-in: Support for exploding volumes of complex data types and non-traditional data sources as first-class citizens; with simple support for varied platforms and heterogeneous environments.4 ¹ Source: Gartner Symposium Presentation ‘Information Management Goes Extreme: The Biggest Challenges for 21st- Century CIOs, Mark Beyer, October 2011
    • SQL Server 2012SQL Server 2012 is setting the new standard for mission critical platforms—helping get customers theuptime and performance they need at a low TCO, backed by built-in enterprise security and support forvirtually any data.Data AvailabilityMission Critical Availability with Fast Time to Solution: SQL Server AlwaysOnSQL Server continues to deliver on its manageability promise through an incredible user experience withthe new high availability solution, AlwaysOn. Customers have already been achieving six 9s and a greatlevel of availability on the SQL Server 2008 platform. With AlwaysOn, the previous HA tools, includingdatabase mirroring, clustering, and log shipping, are now rolled into one solution that works bettertogether and reduces customer-required set up and tuning. New wizards help make it a breeze to set upnew Availability Groups, while dashboards ensure insight into the health of the HA solution.The new integrated high availability and disaster recovery solution provides redundancy within adatacenter and across datacenters to help enable fast application failover during planned and unplanneddowntime. AlwaysOn delivers a suite of new capabilities rolled into a single solution:SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups is a high-availabilityand disaster-recovery solution that provides an enterprise-level alternative to database mirroring. Availability Groups(AG) provides an integrated set of options including automaticand manual failover of a group of databases, support for up tofour secondaries, fast application failover, and automatic pagerepair. Each availability group is a container for a discrete setof user databases known as availability databases that failover together. An availability group can have multiple possiblefailover targets (secondary replicas). Moreover, customerscan easily configure secondary replicas to support read-onlyaccess to secondary databases and for performing backupson secondary databases. The addition of availability groupsremoves the requirement of shared disk storage (SAN orNAS) for deployment of a Failover Cluster Instance.SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances enhanceSQL Server Failover Clustering and support multi-siteclustering across subnets, which helps enable cross-datacenter failover of SQL Server instances. Fast andpredictable instance failover is another key benefit that helpsensure fast application recovery.SQL Server AlwaysOn Multiple, Active Secondaries enable up to four secondary instances to be utilizedfor running report queries and backup operations, which helps eliminate idle hardware and improveresource utilization. It also helps to dramatically improve performance for both primary and secondaryworkloads since they are no longer competing for resources.SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups Listener enables faster client connection failover for AlwaysOnin multi-subnet scenarios. Now client applications can failover across multiple subnets (up to 64) almost5
    • as fast as they can failover within a single subnet. Meanwhile, read-only intent enables customers tocontrol the type of workloads that run on their HA servers and efficiently manage their resources.Reduced OS Surface Area: Windows Server Core SupportSQL Server 2012 is now supported on Windows Server Core—the Windows Server edition with thesmallest footprint. By running SQL Server on Windows Server Core the OS patching can be reducedsignificantly, which greatly reduces planned downtime. The percentage reduction in patching and OSreboots can be as much as 50-60% in certain environments, depending on the server roles that areenabled and the type of patches that are applied.Predictable & Efficient Data Backups: Database Backup FlexibilityRecovery Advisor introduces significant user experience enhancements to the ways DBAs can restoredatabases using SQL Server Management Studio. SQL Server provides a variety of backup types, socreating the right recovery sequence for any point in time can get tricky. To help streamline this processSQL Server 2012 introduces a new Recovery Advisor that helps customers create a more predictable andoptimal restore sequence.Capabilities include a visual timeline that presents the backup history of the database and the availablepoints in time to which the user can restore the database; algorithms that help streamline identifying theright sets of backup media to get the database back to a specific point in time; and a page restore dialogin SSMS to do page-level restores of the database.Snapshot Backups to Windows Azure Platform is delivered with Management Studio in SQL Server 2012,which allows customers to easily move a copy of their SQL Server databases to Windows Azure Storageor directly to a SQL Azure Database. This provides customers with an inherently efficient cloud-basedstorage solution for their on premises SQL Server databases. Additionally, customers can view SQLAzure databases directly from within Management Studio.Performance & ScalexVelocity In-memory technologies for DWExperience next-generation performance across SQL Serverwith xVelocity in-memory technologies for both DataWarehousing and Business Intelligence.xVelocity introduces in-memory column store technology tothe database engine, making SQL Server the first of themajor general-purpose database systems to have a truecolumn store. xVelocity combines the in-memory columnstore index with in-memory compression algorithms and anew, vector-oriented SQL query execution paradigm toprovide truly astonishing speed ups for common datawarehouse queries. In test scenarios customers haveexperienced up to 100x improvements in star join and similarqueries.The new in-memory column store index is built on top of anexisting row-level table and provides a view of the data thatputs the index on specific columns. It translates the databased on only those required columns and then stores thisview, which creates dramatic performance gains. The level6
    • of performance gains is dependent on the data and the nature of the query. In the best test cases, somecustomers have seen 100x performance gains.Performance Enablement for Private Cloud: Resource Governor EnhancementsResource Governor enables customers to further ensure consistent performance for concurrent andmixed workloads across different SQL Server applications and within private clouds. Customers candefine which workloads can take what percent of performance on any given CPU resource.Resource Governor in SQL Server 2012 brings more performance assurance and scale by increasing themaximum number of resource pools to 64 (from 20), adding a new maximum capacity setting on CPUutilization, and allowing affinity of resource pools to CPU schedulers and NUMA nodes. Theseenhancements become increasingly valuable in private cloud or consolidation scenarios.Tier 1 Partitioning: Scale to 15,000 PartitionsSQL Server 2012 expands partition support from 1k to 15k. This increased support enables large slidingwindows scenarios. This means applications like SAP that take tens of thousands of snapshots of data indaily or hourly partitions, can significantly extend the length of time data is held before it’s pushed out toallow for new data to enter—generally making it easier to manage these large amounts of data. This alsohelps streamline maintenance of large sets within filegroups that need data switched in and out per theneeds of the data warehouse.Scalable Real-world Application Testing: Distributed ReplayCustomers need a way to apply real-world application loads totheir applications within their test environments. Previously,customers could use SQL Server Profiler, which only allowedsimulating a workload from a single computer. This made itdifficult for customers to test large-scale workload simulation inthe test environment.Distributed Replay helps customers to simplify application testingand minimize errors with application changes, configurationchanges, and upgrades. This multi-threaded replay utility enablesthe simulation of production workload scenarios testing afterupgrade or configuration changes—ultimately leading to protectedperformance during changes. Additionally, integration with SQLServer Upgrade Assistant can help customers assess the impactof future SQL Server upgrades.Reduce Database Size, Increase Performance: Data and Backup CompressionMany organizations want to increase speed and reliability by putting more data onto specialized diskarrays or a SAN, but they are often prohibited by the cost of these high-end disk resources. Backup andData compression in SQL Server 2012 can free up space by dramatically reducing the size of databases.Reduced data size can also increase performance. With additional space, more data can be stored on theSAN. And because storing data on the SAN is more reliable, it also increases availability.According to Microsoft TechNet documentation, customers can expect to experience databasecompression rates of 20 to 60 percent. Additionally, SQL Server 2012 enables data compression forcustomers who use Unicode UCS-2. This enables customers with global language sets in their datastorage to take advantage of data compression and experience the benefits of compression.7
    • Proactive Troubleshooting and Diagnostics: Performance Data Collector and Management StudioCustomers want to proactively manage the health of their systems and quality of queries across theirenvironments to ensure the best possible performance. SQL Server 2012 delivers a suite of diagnosticsand tuning tools built-in and at no extra cost. Performance Data Collector allows administrators to viewSQL Server diagnostics information from performance counters, dynamic management views, SQLTrace, and other sources for baseline and historical comparisons. They can view performance data withbuilt-in reports, such as server activity, disk usage, and query activity reports. Additionally, SQL ServerProfiler can capture server events for real-time diagnosis, and it can correlate traces with performancecounters to analyze events and diagnose issues. Dynamic Management Views (DMV) and functions thatrelay server state information enable IT to monitor the health of server instances, diagnose problems, andtune performance. The Database Engine Tuning Advisor (DTA) helps IT select and create an optimal setof indexes, indexed views, and partitions without requiring an expert understanding of the structure of thedatabase or the internal workings of SQL Server. Simply select the databases to tune, and DTAgenerates indexing and partitioning recommendations.Organizational Security & ComplianceSecure by Default: SQL Server Reports the Lowest VulnerabilitiesMicrosoft and SQL Server take security seriously. The Trustworthy Computing Initiative was implementedover 10 years ago across Microsoft. The Initiative requires SQL Server engineers to take continuoussecurity training and carry that responsibility across their job duties, regardless of which group theyreside. This organization-wide discipline around security was developed to create software that is secureby design—and by default to reduce the overall risks related to security. To that end, SQL Server hasreported the lowest number of security vulnerabilities across the major database vendors to NIST, publicsecurity board, and has been deemed by ITIC² as “the most secure database.”Built-in Tools for Compliance Enablement: SQL Server 2012 Audit EnhancementsSQL Server 2012 delivers built-in database auditing to help ensure that auditing is always available andthat all database activities, including database reads, can be audited with minimal impact to performance.Enhancements to SQL Server auditing capabilities bring added flexibility and usability for auditing acrossthe SQL Server environment, with built-in tools that help to make it even easier for organizations to meettightening compliance policies.  SQL Audit for all editions enables organizations to extend the benefits of SQL Server Audit from Enterprise edition to all SQL Server editions. This allows for more thorough auditing practices across SQL Server databases, enabling audit standardization, better performance and richer features.  User-Defined Audit allows the application to write custom events into the audit log, which enables more flexibility to store audit information.  Audit Filtering provides greater flexibility to filter unwanted events into an audit log.  Audit Resilience delivers the ability to recover auditing data from temporary file and network issues to help ensure audit logs are not lost during failover.Control Data Access across Data in Movement: Advanced SecuritySQL Server 2012 allows organizations to encrypt data when it is stored on a disk and decrypt it when it isread into memory. Therefore, applications do not have to change for organizations to secure their data.Because encryption is built into the database engine, it is transparent to applications and users—and it isincluded in SQL Server Enterprise edition. Encryption also protects database backups by automaticallyencrypting the backups.8
    • Additionally, extensible key management works with transparent data encryption to store encryption keysoutside of the database. With extensible key management, organizations can use a hardware device or athird-party encryption tool to create encryption keys. Storing the keys separately from the encrypted datamakes it even harder for unauthorized users to gain access to encrypted data.Control Data Access across Administrators: User-Defined Server RolesUser-Defined Server Roles increase flexibility, manageability, and facilitate compliance towards betterseparation of duties. It allows creation of new server roles to suit different organizations that separatemultiple administrators according to roles. Roles can also be nested to allow more flexibility in mapping tohierarchical structures in organizations. It also helps prevent organizations from using sysadmin fordatabase administration.Control Data Access across BI Tools: Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Active DirectoryAs Microsoft continues to deliver broadly accessible BI tools, the security around data accessed withinthese tools is critical. SQL Server 2012 helps secure end user data analytics with built-in IT controls,including new SharePoint and Active Directory security models for end user reports published and sharedin SharePoint. Enhanced security models provide control at row and column levels.Virtually Any Data, Built-inEmbrace the Unstructured Data Explosion: Support for Complex Data TypesWith the dramatic shift from structured to complex data types, the new mission critical requires support forcomplex data types built-in, not added on at extra cost and effort. SQL Server 2012 supports growingtypes and volumes of complex data with FILESTREAM, Remote Blob Storage, and Spatial support—withadded enhancements on top of the already robust and built-in beyond relational foundation. This allowscustomers to build rich and innovative applications without paying extra premiums.New to SQL Server 2012, FileTable builds on FILESTREAM to bring Win32 namespace support andapplication compatibility to the file data stored in SQL Server. Countless applications maintain their datain two worlds: documents, media files and other unstructured data in file servers; and related StructuredMetadata in relational systems. FileTable lowers the barrier to entry for customers who have files onservers that currently run Win32 applications, while reducing the effort caused by maintaining twodisparate systems and keeping them in sync.Enable High Availability for Unstructured Data: Support with AlwaysOnWith SQL Server 2012, new complex data types are treated as a first-class citizen. The benefits ofFILESTREAM allow customers to store and manage complex data in a variety of ways, as if it were partof the database. Additionally, with SQL Server 2012 customers can enjoy the high availability benefits ofAlwaysOn for complex data managed via FILESTREAM. This includes customers taking advantage ofRemote Blog Storage and FileTable.Seamlessly Connect to and Unlock Big Data: Hadoop ConnectorsHadoop connectors for SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse are available fordownload to licensed SQL Server & PDW customers. These connectors enable bi-directional datamovement across SQL Server and Hadoop, enabling customers to work effectively with both structuredand unstructured data. Additionally, customers will be able to use Microsoft’s leading BusinessIntelligence Platform to perform analysis on Hadoop datasets. Users will be able to access and mashupHadoop datasets using familiar productivity tools, like Microsoft Excel and award-winning BI clients, suchas PowerPivot and Power View to perform analysis in an immersive and interactive way.9
    • Seamlessly Connect to Varied Platforms: Greater InteroperabilityThe reality today is that customers own and manage heterogeneous infrastructures, period. Customersneed interoperable tools and systems to best maximize existing investments and evolve on their terms.SQL Server 2012 helps customers extend heterogeneous environments by connecting to SQL Serverand SQL Azure applications, with support for additional industry standard APIs across varied platforms.With SQL Server, customers can better maximize existing investments while modernizing legacy missioncritical workloads on the SQL Server data platform. New interoperability with SQL Server 2012 includes:  Microsoft Driver for PHP for SQL Server is designed to enable reliable, scalable integration with SQL Server for PHP applications deployed on the Windows platform.  Connectivity for Java provides secure and highly available connectivity from java applications to SQL Server for enterprise customers.  Microsoft JDBC Driver for Linux/Unix provides connectivity to Unix/Linux, which allows customers running applications and workloads on legacy platforms to more easily migrate to SQL Server with minimal effort.Comparing Costs of Mission CriticalIn today’s world, where mission critical enablement is simply expected, customers should demandenterprise-class tools and abilities that are built into their database, without having to purchase costlyadd-ons. SQL Server delivers the key mission critical capabilities required by customers to compete intoday’s exploding digital world. The features discussed in this paper are all included in SQL Server 2012Enterprise edition³ and don’t require costly options to deliver a complete and modern database solution.Expecting the FundamentalsMany legacy vendors deliver limited functionality in their premium editions and only enable key missioncritical requirements through options or feature packs. Examples of options are security features, highavailability, performance and spatial capabilities. The world has evolved. It’s no longer optional forcustomers to ensure enterprise-grade security features, availability, performance or support for complexdata types, to name a few.A family expects to purchase a house with a roof, windows and doors. An organization should expect anenterprise-class database with availability, performance and security features built in. The figure belowillustrates the difference between two similar database solutions, SQL Server 2012 and Oracle Database11g, with the budget impact of options to meet a similar end state.10
    • Understanding OptionsThe following table highlights the options required across the major DBMS vendors to meet today’smission critical needs. What used to be optional for mission critical enablement should now be requiredby customers for the new standard in mission critical operations. It’s easy to see how achieving missioncritical with options or feature packs can dramatically change the total cost of a database solution. SQL Server Oracle Database 11g IBM DB2 (not all options showcased) Enterprise Edition $27,496 $96,000 $162,000 Base License (includes 1-year support) Data availability Included $10,000 (Active Data Guard) $11,100 (Homogeneous $5,800 (Total Recall) Replication Feature) $31,600 Total $44,400 Total Performance and Included $11,500 (Advanced Compression) $15,300 (Storage Optimization scale $23,000 (TimesTen) Feature) $11,500 (Partitioning) $15,300 (Performance $11,500 (Real Application Testing) Optimization Feature) $5,000 (Diagnostics Pack) $145,600 Total $5,000 (Tuning Pack) $135,000 Total Enterprise security Included $11,500 (Advanced Security) $11,100 (Advanced Access Control $23,000 Total Feature) $44,400 Total11
    • Any Data, Built-in Included $17,500 (Spatial Option) $11,100 (Geodetic Data $35,000 Total Management Feature) $44,400 Total Total Cost $27,496 $320,600 $440,800Note * Microsoft prices are based on estimated retail price. All Microsoft and Oracle prices are per processor (basedon a quad core Intel Xeon E7 Family processor) database pricing for purchases within the United States and are inUnited States dollars. Pricing is based on information available on vendor Web sites. Oracle prices are based onOracle Technology Global Price List, October 20, 2011. IBM prices are based on single socket server configurationswith Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 Family (4 core processor on x86 architecture, IBM Processor Value Unit (PVU)value of 100) and IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition Processor Value Unit (PVU) based price list. As of 11/30/2011date. Reseller prices may vary.In addition to its mission critical database functionality, SQL Server 2012 Enterprise includes a range ofcapabilities for data integration, data management, data cleansing, and end to end business intelligence.Positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms³, Microsofthelps customers enable broad end user insight and productivity—balanced with IT oversight throughmanaged self-service BI tools that work both standalone and within Microsoft SharePoint. SQL Server2012 delivers customers access to these industry-leading business intelligence capabilities withoutrequiring costly add-ons. With SQL Server 2012, the business intelligence tools are built into the baseEnterprise license and are also available in the new Business Intelligence edition. Customers can alsoincrease cost-savings through built-in data integration, management, and cleansing tools. These enabledata quality managers to easily cleanse and manage via SQL Server Integration Services, Master DataManagement, and Data Quality Services. Similar business intelligence and data management tools withother vendors can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional costs.ConclusionSQL Server 2012 delivers a new standard in mission critical—with true enterprise-class availability,performance, and security features built into the solution. Integrated high availability solutions enablefaster failover and more reliable backups—and they are easier to configure, maintain, and monitor,helping to reduce TCO. SQL Server 2012 also delivers mission critical performance and scale, withpredictable performance across server activity, including complex queries, data integration and analysis.Designed for security from the ground up, SQL Server 2012 has minimal total surface area with moreinherently secure database software. This is combined with built-in, easy-to-use tools and controlled dataaccess that help meet strict compliance policies. SQL Server 2012 not only supports complex data typesand non-traditional data sources; it treats them as first-class citizens, offering simple support for variedplatforms and heterogeneous environments. Finally, SQL Server 2012 delivers mission critical at lowTCO, with full enterprise capabilities that are built into the solution, not provided as costly “add-ons”.Ultimately, this means organizations can rely on a comprehensive, integrated solution that helps tocontain costs and manage compliance needs, while meeting the demands of the new digital world.For more information:http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/: SQL Server Web site12