SQL Server

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Wikipedia.

SQL Server

(Note capitalised)

1. Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise.

2. Microsoft SQL Server.

SQL server

(Note not capitalised) Any database management system (DBMS) that can respond to queries from clients formatted in the SQL language.

Two popular examples are Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase SQL Server.

SQL Server

An earlier relational DBMS from Sybase and from Microsoft. Sybase introduced SQL Server in 1988 for various Unix versions. In that same year, with help from IBM, Sybase created an OS/2 version that Microsoft licensed and branded as Microsoft SQL Server. Sybase later ported the product to NT and NetWare, and Sybase and Microsoft sold the same version for NT under their own brand names for several years.

The partnership ended in 1994 with Version 4, and each company continued developing its version of the product separately. Microsoft SQL Server became Microsoft's flagship database software for Windows. In 1997, Sybase turned its version into Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, which uses different data stores optimized for specific applications. See ASE.
References in periodicals archive ?
Arkeia's MS SQL hot backup plug-in takes full advantage of embedded capabilities in Microsoft SQL Server backup-and-restore functions.
Only Microsoft offers a tightly integrated family of server products, including Microsoft SQL Server, to meet their needs," said Jim Allchin, vice president, business systems division at Microsoft.
SQLsecure enables DBAs to protect SQL Server data by identifying SQL Server security risks, quickly determining who has access to the databases, and ensuring that security standards are met across all SQL Servers in an enterprise.
The AMD Opteron processor provides SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 testers with the investment protection of outstanding overall x86 performance in both 32-bit and 64-bit computing environments.
HOUSTON -- Idera, a leading provider of tools for SQL Server management, today announced that two of its products, SQL compliance manager and SQLsafe, have been recognized in the SearchSQLServer.
The release package upgrade also adds support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Edition (MSDE).
Overall, 95% of respondents either run SQL Server 2005 today or plan to adopt the database platform within two years, citing performance, enhanced reporting, and extended business intelligence capabilities as the top drivers.
Migrate and transform data using SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS)
Database Back-Up Indicator - Demonstrates when it is necessary to back up a system, and integrates seamlessly with LiteSpeed for SQL Server
These awards for LiteSpeed, SQL Turbo and Speed Coefficient demonstrate the breadth and depth of our SQL Server offerings, and we are honored to be recognized by experts such as the editors at SQL Server Magazine.
In the past, from a pure performance perspective, NetApp storage systems achieved record-high TPC-C performance benchmark in an IBM and SQL Server 2005 test environment (http://www.