In the studios, SQL Server 2005 provides the graphical tools you need to design, develop, deploy, and administer relational databases, analytic objects, data transformation packages, replication topologies, reporting servers andreports, and notification servers. Additionally, SQL Server 2005 includes command prompt utilities to performadministrative tasks from the command prompt. SQL Server 2005 provides a number of ways to submit feedback about the product and the documentation, as well as ways to send error reports and feature usage data automaticallyto Microsoft.
The Database Engine is the core service for storing, processing, and securing data. The Database Engine providescontrolled access and rapid transaction processing to meet the requirements of the most demanding data consumingapplications within your enterprise.Use the Database Engine to create relational databases for online transaction processing or online analytical processing data. This includes creating tables for storing data, and database objects such as indexes, views, andstored procedures for viewing, managing, and securing data. You can use SQL Server Management Studio tomanage the database objects, and SQL Server Profiler for capturing server events.
Analysis Services is the core service for supporting rapid analysis of business data, delivering online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining functionality in business intelligence applications.
Analysis Services allows you to design, create, and manage multidimensional structures that contain detail andaggregated data from multiple data sources, such as relational databases, in a single unified logical model supported by built-in calculations. Analysis Services provides fast, intuitive, top-down analysis of large quantities of data builton this unified data model, which can be delivered to users in multiple languages and currencies. Analysis Servicesworks with data warehouses, data marts, production databases and operational data stores, supporting analysis of both historical and real time data.
Analysis Services contains the features and tools you need to create complex data mining solutions.
A set of industry-standard data mining algorithms.
The Data Mining Designer, which you can use to create, manage, explore, and create predictions frommining models.
The DMX language, which you can use to manage mining models and to create complex predictionqueries.You can use a combination of these features and tools to discover trends and patterns that exist in your data, andthen use the trends and patterns to make intelligent decisions about difficult business problems.
SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) is the extract, transform, and load (ETL) component of SQL Server 2005. It replaces the earlier SQL Server ETL component, Data Transformation Services (DTS).