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Why Choose MS SQL Server 2008 over SQL Server 2005?

Posted on: April 2, 2009

MS SQL Server 2008

The Advantages of MS SQL 2008

Recently, i came across a discussion forum where many users and webmasters are discussing on the selection of MS SQL Server 2008 and MS SQL Server 2005. The common question arise is which database to choose to use with the ASP.NET application?

Since more and more web hosting company are now integrate this latest version of MS SQL server 2008 database to the hosting plan, it is recommended that we choose MS SQL server 2008 as our application database. Since many improvements and features has been upgraded from the date of release.

Let us preview some of the improvements that Microsoft bring to us on SQL Server 2008.

1 – SQL Server 2008 will also include support for structured and semi-structured data, including digital media formats for pictures, audio, video and other multimedia data.

2 – SQL Server 2008 can be a data storage backend for different varieties of data: XML, email, time/calendar, file, document, spatial, etc as well as perform search, query, analysis, sharing, and synchronization across all data types.

3 – Better support for unstructured and semi-structured data is provided using the new FILESTREAM data type, which can be used to reference any file stored on the file system.

4 – Backing up and restoring the database backs up or restores the referenced files as well. SQL Server 2008 also natively supports hierarchical data, and includes T-SQL constructs to directly deal with them, without using recursive queries.

5 – SQL Server includes better compression features, which also helps in improving scalability.

6 – SQL Server Reporting Services will gain charting capabilities from the integration of the data visualization.

7 – The version of SQL Server Management Studio included with SQL Server 2008 supports IntelliSense for SQL queries against a SQL Server 2008 Database Engine.

For more new features on MS SQL Server 2008, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/whats-new.aspx

If you are looking for a SQL Server 2008 hosting compatible hosting plan, SeekDotNet.com, one of the leading ASP.NET hosting provider, has integrated and fully tested their web server with the latest Windows 2008 hosting with MS SQL Server 2008. However, clients still can request to host their website on Windows 2003 hosting platform with MS SQL server 2005 database as well.

You may start a live chat session with SeekDotNet.com support team at http://www.seekdotnet.com/contactus.aspx for more information on the suitable hosting plan for your web application today!

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