SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition

SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition
SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition

What is Microsoft SQL Server?

SQL Server is a relational database management system, or RDBMS, developed and marketed by Microsoft.

Similar to other RDBMS software, SQL Server is built on top of SQL, a standard programming language for interacting with relational databases.

SQL Server is tied to Transact-SQL, or T-SQL, the Microsoft’s implementation of SQL that adds a set of proprietary programming constructs.

SQL Server works exclusively on the Windows environment for more than 20 years. In 2016, Microsoft made it available on Linux. SQL Server 2017 became generally available in October 2016 that ran on both Windows and Linux.

Version History of SQL Server

  • Microsoft and Base released version 1.0 in 1989.
  • However, the partnership between these two ended in the early 1990s.
  • Microsoft maintained ownership rights to the name SQL Server.
  • Since the 1990s, subsequent versions of SQL Server have been released including SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019.

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