Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database from Microsoft. Its origins are in Sybase SQL Server, when Microsoft and Sybase jointly created a version of it for IBM OS/2. When Sybase and Microsoft parted ways, Microsoft reserved SQL Server name for all releases of the software on Microsoft operating systems. Somewhat ironically, Sybase had to change name of its own product later to Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise to avoid confusion with Microsoft SQL Server.
We support SQL Server directly in our products! You don't need separate drivers and can immediately connect to your database.
While Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 still extended and modified Sybase database server code, starting with SQL Server 2015, Microsoft has completely rewritten all of the code, so its product no longer contains any Sybase codebase.
Microsoft SQL Server is extremely popular database, with almost the same popularity as Oracle and MySQL. Oracle is still used for the largest installations way more often than SQL Server, being a distributed database right in its core.
SQL Server is an engine of choice for Microsoft .NET developers as it’s tightly integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and allows for easy development. Starting with SQL Server 2005, SQL Server even hosts Microsoft .NET Framework runtime itself – so stored procedures, functions and triggers can be written in any .NET language (C# and VB.NET being most popular).
One of the Microsoft SQL Server’s strengths is certainly inclusion of valuable business technologies, such as Analysis Services (OLAP and data mining), Reporting services, Integration Services (ETL for data import, integration and data warehousing needs).
All our products support SQL Server database natively. No drivers are needed, you will be able to work with SQL Server as soon as you run our applications.SQL Server is also known as SQL Server, MS SQL Server, MSSQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, MSSQL. (related files: mdf, ldf, bak)
It may make sense to migrate your data away from SQL Server. You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.
We will copy all your tables with their data and apply indexing and relationships exactly as they are in your current SQL Server database. In a nutshell, you get exactly the same database in another database engine. Each time you run the migration, we will copy all the tables again. Of course, we have a built-in scheduler, so you can run this overnight and have a fresh database copy in the morning.
Have a need to import data from various sources into your SQL Server database? Luckily we support many popular database formats to make this easy for you. Instead of messing with exporting from source, then working your way to somehow import data into SQL Server, use our tool to copy all desired tables directly - quickly and easily.
If you have already created your target database (by yourself or using our Full Convert product), you can synchronize data in your target database with your original SQL Server database. We never pollute your databases with additional tables or triggers for replications. We never even write to your source database.
Replication allows you to update your target database very often, as we always write just a minimum of changes needed to bring databases in sync. For example, if you added three records to a single table in your SQL Server database, our replication product will write those three records to target database and nothing else. If you deleted some records, changed some others and inserted some, again – our product will pick that up and replay those changes in the target databases without touching existing data that should stay there. Our products are highly optimized for real-world workloads, so data that's inserted into different areas of table are combined and written using high-speed algorithms, as available in a specific target database.
You can run database replication often, as your target database is never empty while replication runs. You will simply see that your changes are applied on each run.
When you want a stellar SQL writing experience, our Query allows you to easily and quickly write your queries. It will autocomplete as you type and allow you to instantly view your data.
Database diagrams only get you so far. You may want to keep HTML mini-website for your database documentation so all your developers can be in the loop and quickly locate needed information. You may need it for a client report, or to distribute your database schema as a CHM file to people who need it.
Our products even allow you to upload the documentation to your FTP server, so your website copy is always current.