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This Month: What is SQL Server?

Welcome to B-Comp Tech-Talk: a monthly blog series that explains technical jargon in simple terms. Last month we focused on server hosting. This month we will explain the definition of SQL server.

SQL stands for Structured Query Language. SQL is a computer programming language that is used in many Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) to allow end users to access and communicate with data housed in the system. Relational databases are often structured as tables with information sorted into rows and columns that relate to each other in various ways. For example, a name column can relate to a gender column, an address column, a phone number column, etc. Any one database could have thousands upon thousands of columns and rows.

SQL allows an easier access to the robust information contained in the RDBMS. There are many different types of RDBMSs. Some (such as SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL) have open code, meaning the user has the ability modify the source code. In contrast, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle DB are closed source SQLs. These systems are more suitable for companies that store very large amounts of sensitive data because the source code is private.

Microsoft SQL Server Support at B-Comp Services

B-Comp Services is an IT solutions and support company that has the in-house expertise to build your company a platform that will allow you to host client-server applications, allowing for server communications and updates in real time. Microsoft SQL Server is one example of a client-server application available through B-Comp Services. Depending on the size and complexity of your data requirements, our team can recommend the right SQL Server edition to meet the needs of your business (such as e-commerce or basic data warehousing). From complex (Enterprise SQL Server) to the free Express SQL Server and every SQL edition in-between (Standard or Workgroup), our team will balance your data requirements against your budget to arrive at the best option for you.

To learn more about support for Microsoft SQL Server, contact B-Comp Services at (303) 282-4934 or visit us online by clicking here.

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