From a data management and analysis perspective, it is critical
to turn raw data into business intelligence and take full
advantage of the opportunities presented by the Web.A complete
database and data analysis package, SQL Server 2000 opens
the door to the rapid development of a new generation of enterprise-class
business applications that can give your company a critical
competitive advantage. The record-holder of important benchmark
awards for scalability and speed, SQL Server 2000 is a fully
Web-enabled database product, providing core support for Extensible
Markup Language (XML) and the ability to query across the
Internet and beyond the firewall. For a detailed description
of SQL Server 2000, download the Product Guide or visit the
Features page for more information.
today demands a different kind of database solution.
Performance, scalability, and reliability are essential,
and time to market is critical. Beyond these core enterprise
qualities, SQL Server 2000 provides agility to your
data management and analysis, allowing your organization
to adapt quickly and gracefully to derive competitive
advantage in a fast-changing environment.
Fully Web-Enabled, SQL Server 2000 provides extensive database
programming capabilities built on Web standards. Rich XML
and Internet standard support give you the ability to store
and retrieve data in XML format easily with built-in stored
procedures. You can also use XML updategrams to insert, update
and delete data easily.
§ Easy access to data through the Web. With SQL Server
2000, you can use HTTP to send queries to the database, perform
full-text search on documents stored in database, and run
queries over the Web with natural language.