Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
is a comprehensive data management and business intelligence platform that provides enterprise-class scalability, data warehousing, advanced analytics, and security for running business-critical applications. With this edition, you can consolidate servers and perform large-scale online transactional processing and reporting. This Processor License includes access for an unlimited number of users to connect from either inside the local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) or outside the firewall. What's new in R2?
Built on SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers higher mission-critical scale, more efficient IT, and expanded reporting and analytics through self-service business intelligence. SQL Server 2008 R2 introduces two new premium editions to meet the needs of large scale datacenters and data warehouses. High Availability
Ensure business continuity with technologies that protect your data against costly human errors, and minimize disaster-recovery downtime. Performance and Scalability
Deliver an infrastructure that has a proven record in handling large amounts of data and critical enterprise workloads. Security
Address privacy and compliance requirements and built-in features that protect your data against unauthorized access. Manageability
Manage your infrastructure with automated diagnostics, tuning, and configuration to reduce operational costs while reducing maintenance and managing very large amounts of data. Business Intelligence
Easily query and analyze large amounts of data in your data warehouse and data marts to transform it into business insight.