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SAP with Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Best Practices for High Availability, Maximum Performance, and Scalability5

What’s new in SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition contains new features and improvements5 including:

Enterprise data management. SQL Server 2005 reduces application downtime and increases scalability and performance, availability, manageability, and security.

Developer productivity. SQL Server 2005 includes many new technologies that significantly increase developer productivity.

Business intelligence. SQL Server 2005 enhances Microsoft leadership in BI through innovations in scalability, data integration, development tools, and rich analytics, including comprehensive integration, analysis, and reporting capabilities.

Highly productive developer environment. SQL Server 2005 provides a rich, powerful, and integrated single development environment that allows developers to more easily create robust database extensions at a lower cost.

When deployed with SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, SAP provides:

Enterprise class high availability and scalability. SQL Server 2005 can support the most demanding mySAP and R/3 implementations out-of-the-box. SQL Server 2005 high-availability capabilities can minimize downtime in SAP implementations.

Easy installation and management. SQL Server 2005 contains built-in tools that simplify installation and make it easy to deploy and manage SAP implementations. The SQL Server 2005 database engine dynamically tunes database parameters to respond to changing usage characteristics6.

5 For more information, see “What's New in SQL Server 2005” at http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2005/productinfo/overview.mspx#ECAA

6 For more information, see “Microsoft – SAP Customer Information Center” at


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