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Why Convert SQL Server 2005 to 2008?

SQL SQL Server 2008 R2 affords many new functional capabilities and performance advantages vs. SQL Server 2005, and is must-have for companies that are looking to take advantage of more advanced SQL Analysis Services capabilities.

New SQL Server 2008 Features & Capabilities

  • SQL Server 2008 Spatial and Geo-Spatial Data types, methods and indexes>
  • New SQL Server 2008 Datatypes including Hierarchies and Large User Defined Types
  • Better SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Capabilities
  • SQL 2008 FILESTREAM object (ability to store BLOBs as File System Objects)
  • Better programming constructs to make T-SQL a more powerful language
If yIf your organization is in the early planning stages of a SQL Server 2008 upgrade, PCA can provide SQL Consulting and engineering evaluation services that provide you with an in-depth assessment of your existing SQL Server plans, architectures, and designs — and help you get the most out of new SQL Server 2008 capabilities.  This early-stage SQL Server consulting service will allow you to identify and mitigate risks, and realize the benefits of your SQL Server 2008 conversion more quickly.

SQL Server 2008 Performance

SQL Server 2008 provides much faster Full-Text Search capability (Google-type Searching), and much faster processing once SQL Server 2008 features are used (in many cases, we realize a 300% increase in speed!). In addition, SQL Server 2008 provides for more efficient storage of data and indexes including filtered indexes, wide tables, sparse columns, and page level compression.
If you already have a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database solution up and running but are experiencing reliability, speed, efficiency or storage problems, our SQL Server Consultants can help you discover how to take best advantage of new SQL Server 2008 features and performance advantages, and realize the benefits of your SQL Server investment more quickly and cost-effectively. v>