What is new in SQL Server 2008 R2

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Senior DBA Leigh Verhave provides an overview of key new features in SQL Server 2008 R2.

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What is new in SQL Server 2008 R2

  1. 1. RockSolid<br />What’s New in SQL Server 2008 R2?<br />Leigh Verhave<br />Senior DBA<br />Red Rock Consulting<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Two New Editions<br />SQL Server 2008 R2 Data Center<br />SQL Server 2008 Parallel Data Server<br />Backup & Data Compression<br />Multi Server Management<br />Master Data Services<br />Power Pivot<br />Self Server BI<br />Complex Event Processing (CEP)<br />SQL Server 2008 R2<br />
  3. 3. SQL Server 2008 Data Center<br />>8 Physical Processors – 256 Logical Processors<br />Enterprise now only supports 8 Physical<br />Virtualization Support<br />One licensed node can support unlimited virtual SQL Server Instances<br />Enterprise can only support 4<br />StreamInsight CEP<br />>25 instances for multi server management<br />RockSolid does a better job if you are using it<br />SQL Server 2008 R2<br />
  4. 4. Parallel Data Server<br />MPP Distributed Data Warehouse<br />think Teradata, Netezza, Vertica etc<br />Supports 100s of Terabytes of data<br />Analytical style queries only<br />Long running, high touch, high impact queries<br />Low concurrency typical on MPP<br />Only supported in “preconfigured” systems from certain hardware vendors<br />DELL, HP, BULL etc<br />Microsoft aiming for SUD$11K per terabyte<br />One of the lowest costs per terabyte of any MPP vendor<br />Not fully compatible with traditional TSQL<br />SQL standards supported, TSQL extensions not so much<br />SSRS, SSIS & SSAS integration<br />SQL Server 2008 R2<br />
  5. 5. R2 DBA Features<br />Data and index partitioning<br />Instant file initialization <br />Windows 2003 Server and above<br />Online Re-index and create<br />Online Restore<br />Database available when primary file restored<br />Backup compression<br />R2 standard edition<br />SQL Server 2008<br />Data compression (vardecimaldatatype in SQL Server 2005)<br />Data change auditing (Change Data Capture)<br />Resource Governor (CPU & Memory)<br />SQL Server 2008 R2<br />
  6. 6. Power Pivot<br />Power Pivot<br />Power Pivot is an in memory column store<br />Runs on SQL Server client<br />Integrates with Excel 2010 & Sharepoint 2010<br />Allows for large datasets to be quickly sliced & diced<br />Self Service Business Intelligence<br />DAC<br />SQL Server 2008 R2<br />
  7. 7. Why Upgrade?<br />Upgrade to 2008 R2 not 2008<br />SQL Server 2000 Support is being phased out<br />Mainstream support has expired (some support available until 2013 by Microsoft)<br />Backup compression<br />Data compression<br />General database and optimizer improvements<br />Reporting services improvements<br />New graph types in 2008<br />SQL Server 2008 R2<br />
  8. 8. How to Upgrade?<br />If you are a support customer?<br />Ask us. We can help here.<br />Otherwise the upgrade advisor is a good place to start<br />http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f5a6c5e9-4cd9-4e42-a21c-7291e7f0f852&displaylang=en<br />SQL Server 2008 R2<br />
  9. 9. Q & A<br />

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