Microsoft SQL Server is a relational DBMS. Its primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by a user(s) through different applications that are running on the same computer or a different one across a network.It goes without saying that almost any business in today’s world requires database management software, or DBMS. In order to have all your data in perfect order, readily available and easily accessed, you need a program that will guarantee you performance, scalability and intuitiveness of the highest order.
What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard?
There’s a plethora of new tools, features and enhancements in almost every aspect of SQL Server’s 2012 version, and the majority of them are present in the Standard option. Some of them are specific tools that used to be available only in higher-tier editions, such as the SQL Server Audit. With this new to Standard feature, you now have the ability to define custom audit specifications and choose from various filtering options. On the other hand, you will be seeing some valuable functionality tools for the first time – the now user-defined server roles, for example, allow you to have more control over the segregation of duties, as opposed to the fixed server roles in prior versions. As far as improvements are concerned, there are plenty – one of them concerns the database tuning advisor, which can now use the plan cache (previously known as the procedure cache) as the workload.