Need Help Picking A New Server.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:57 PM
I am in need of a little help picking out a server for my workplace. Now, my boss has made it clear he wants a SQL server (our current server is running MS Server 2003 and does not support SQL). Now, I do not know too much about SQL or servers in general, and was hoping that you guys could recommend a server and maybe a little input into what SQL is and how it works, I know the very basics. The pricing is not a problem, although we obviously dont want to spend a ridiculous amount. Also, we are only interested in a Microsoft server, not Linux.
Cant wait to hear from you!
Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:05 AM
More help ... http://www.w3schools...SQl/default.asp .
General info... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL .
MS SQL server website... http://www.microsoft...us/default.aspx .
This being said, if your business is going to an RDBMS, then I strongly recommend you seek a professional. I would not rely on a bulletin board of anonymous enthusiasts (some may be professional, but all are anonymous).
Setting up a RDBMS will require information-level design and physical-level design, all done by someone qualified as a DBA. Also, if you don't have the appropriate degrees or quals, then you may be setting yourself up for being replaced or superceded. If you don't understand the acronyms used above, then that indicates you probably need the above mentioned degrees or quals.
A little about quals, they are not cheap BTW... http://dba.fyicenter...TION_OF_CA.html .
Sorry about being the "bad cop". Someone will probably be along later to do the "good cop" role.
This post has been edited by ElfBane: 16 July 2012 - 01:06 AM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:58 PM
I understand the terminology, so don't worry about that. And I understand I need a professional but here is a place to start due to the fact I know only a little about servers. But thank you very much for your help!