Microsoft data management for education can help you:
Store, manage, and govern data
Consolidate information stored in silos
Improve information access and permissions
Analyze diverse information sets, regardless of where they originate
Extend data—from devices to data center to cloud—backed by mission-critical confidence
Unlock insight across institutions.
When valuable data is scattered across desktops, schools, campuses, and formats, it's of little use. Microsoft data management solutions help you retrieve and consolidate information, making it available for exploration, visualization, and business intelligence.
Support thousands of users and terabytes of data.
Through highly scalable data warehousing, with built-in compression, transparent table partitioning, and query optimization, you can help reduce response time and accelerate performance of critical applications for research and education.
Automate policy-based management.
To help reduce overhead and total cost of ownership, you can use Microsoft data management solutions to set up and monitor policy compliance with automated enforcement, event notification, and scheduled evaluations.
Support occasionally connected systems.
Education institutions can develop robust, occasionally connected applications with minimal performance overhead. The Microsoft data management solution provides unified synchronization across applications, data stores, and data types and also supports change-tracking.
Streamline solution development.
Researchers and database developers get a rich environment that supports the entire testing, development, and installation cycle. Developers can write applications once and then run them anywhere with SQL Server Data Tools.
Help minimize security vulnerabilities.
Administrators get powerful security features, such as the ability to transparently encrypt entire databases, data files, and log files without affecting applications. Plus, features and functions can be enabled according to policy-based configurations.
Support continuity of operations and disaster recovery.
To help increase reliability and to simplify recovery, the solution uses mirroring for applications, databases, and web services, transferring operational data automatically between active and backup systems. Administrators can add system resources without disruption.