Upgrading to SQL Server 2005

When you purchase SQL Server 2005 you are essentially purchasing a family of products, each product providing benefits for various aspects of your business. Click here to see top business reasons for upgrading your Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence systems.

Here are the key technology benefits for upgrading to SQL Server 2005. Exhaustive details of these features are available at Microsoft SQL Server website. We have summarized them here for your convenience.

Summary of Features


SQL Server 2005 Integration Services

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) offers a redesigned and highly scalable enterprise ETL platform for building high-performance data integration solutions for data warehousing. As a result, you get a more holistic understanding of your business

SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio

Business Intelligence Development Studio offers the first integrated development environment designed specifically for the BI developer. Built on Visual Studio 2005, Business Intelligence Development Studio delivers a rich, integrated platform for developing business intelligence applications.

SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS) data mining and OLAP capabilities help you build complex analytical models that you can integrate with your business operations. Easy to use, extensible, and flexible capabilities make data mining more accessible than ever before.

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (SSRS) offers a complete and comprehensive reporting solution for creating, managing, and delivering traditional managed reports, interactive end-user reports, and embedded reports.

Relational Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2005 offers a security-enhanced, scalable, and highly available relational database engine with improved performance and support for structured and unstructured XML data.

Manage Data More Effectively

In Office Excel 2007, you can more easily discern trends from complex data.You can view metadata stored in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services from within the actual Excel report. In addition, you can quickly add and move dimensions presented in business terms, and report from multiple data sources within a single Excel report. As a result, you can present your analysis with greater clarity and confidence.