The SQL Server 2005 database engine implements a highly scalable and available service for data storage, processing, and security to meet the requirements of the most demanding data systems.
InfoCenters are navigation topics in the SQL Server 2005 Books Online that link to the information that is most important for people working with the Database Engine in different roles.
Find database engine overviews, system requirements, installation instructions, and more.
Use these articles and white papers to better understand the database engine and plan to use it to implement your data storage systems.
Find the information developers require to build SQL Server databases and then enable their applications and Web sites to work with those databases.
Plan for the deployment of your SQL Server 2005 databases and data-driven applications.
Help protect your SQL Server 2005 databases from malicious attacks and improve the security of your data.
Learn about SQL Server 2005 database engine administration and operations tasks such as backup/restore, configuring failover clusters, and monitoring for performance and system heath.
Find the tools, language, and administration programming reference documentation for SQL Server 2005 Database Engine.