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SQL Server 2008 – Database Engine

The Database Engine is the core service for storing, processing, and securing data. The Database Engine provides controlled access and rapid transaction processing to meet the requirements of the most demanding data consuming applications within your enterprise.

Use the Database Engine to create relational databases for online transaction processing or online analytical processing data. This includes creating tables for storing data, and database objects such as indexes, views, and stored procedures for viewing, managing, and securing data. You can use SQL Server Management Studio to manage the database objects, and SQL Server Profiler for capturing server events.

Database Engine Documentation

Getting Started Getting Started
Planning and Architecture Planning and Architecture
Development Development
Deployment Deployment
Operations Operations
Security and Protection Security and Protection
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting
Technical Reference Technical Reference

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