|Standard Edition is the data management and analysis platform for small and medium-sized organizations. It includes the essential functionality needed for e-commerce, data warehousing, and line-of-business solutions. Standard Edition's integrated business intelligence and high-availability features provide organizations with the essential capabilities needed to support their operations.
Organizations today face numerous data challenges, such as the need to make faster and more data-driven decisions, the need to increase the productivity and flexibility of development staff, and pressure to reduce overall information technology (IT) budgets while also scaling the infrastructure to meet ever-increasing demands.
SQL Server 2005 is designed to help enterprises address these challenges. This next-generation data management and analysis solution delivers increased security, scalability, and availability to enterprise data and analytical applications, while making them easier to build, deploy, and manage.
Extending the strengths of SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005 provides an integrated data management and analysis solution that can help organizations of any size to do the following:
SQL Server 2005 advances your data infrastructure in three key areas: enterprise data management, developer productivity, and business intelligence (BI). It also breaks new ground in affordable pricing and licensing, upgrade paths to SQL Server 2005, and the Microsoft Windows Server System.