What is SQL Server? - An Overview | SQL Server Tutorials
SQL Server tutorial for beginners
- Sql Server is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
- Sql Server is built into client/server system. It helps the database to reside in a centre computer which is known as server. This data is shared among different users which is known as client.
- It's a multi-threaded, multi-user database
- It is a specialized software used to store, query and manage the business data.
- It can be used for both OLTP and OLAP database
- OLTP is On Line Transaction Processing : A user can continuously update the data with fully normalized base for data consistency. The replication is very easy in this.
- OLAP is On Line Analytical Processing: Normalization is not required for consistency. The replication is very difficult.
SQL base database is used to store and organize the enterprise application. These application supports the daily operations of large companies.
How SQL Server works?
- Implementing applications using a distributed client/server architecture.
- The server act as the link between 'front end' computer system for user interaction and 'back-end' system specialized for database management.
SQL Server Architecture
- The client runs on multiple computers.
- It is also run on server computer with SQL server
- User interact with server database by using a client.
- All the data in the server is stored as a file and the access to the file is controlled by a single master program (SQL Server)
- SQL Server manages database and allocated the available server resources (such as memory, network bandwidth, disk operations) among multiple users requests.