SQL Server 2008 R2

The Best Way to Manage Your Data

Get the most powerful SQL Server version ever: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. New Datacenter and Parallel Data Warehouse editions provide premium, low-cost performance and scalability. In addition, Master Data Services, StreamInsight complex event processing, self-service business intelligence (BI), and database engine enhancements improve user value across the enterprise.

Why Upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2?

  • New Datacenter edition
    Minimize cost with a platform for data marts and midsize data warehouses.
  • New Parallel DW edition
    Scale out on the most powerful enterprise data warehouse platform.
  • Master Data Services
    Manage critical assets across diverse systems from one secure hub.
  • StreamInsight
    Monitor, analyze, and act on high data volumes from multiple sources.
  • Database Engines
    Enhance scalability, availability, manageability, and programmability.
  • Self-service BI
    Create collaborative, interactive reports.
  • PowerPivot Add-In
    Analyze massive data amounts with Excel and SharePoint Server.
  • Report Builder 3.0
    Gain self-service, ad-hoc reporting and support for geospatial data.
The Right Answer for Your Operation

What’s Best for You?

From desktop-based data marts to massive, enterprise-scale data warehouses, there’s an edition to suit your current and future needs.

A Full Range of Editions

Detailed looks at each SQL Server 2008 R2 edition—Enterprise, Datacenter, Fast Track Data Warehouse, and Parallel Data Warehouse.

Related Information

SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Advisor

Upgrade Advisor prepare for upgrades by analyzing installed components from earlier versions of SQL Server and reports on issues to fix before or after upgrading.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practice Analyzer (BPA)

Icon Value CalculatorBPA validates your system configuration and execution against a recommended set of best practices developed by SQL Server engineering and support.


Icon MigrationWhether upgrading from a previous SQL Server version or switching from another platform, moving your data and procedures is a smooth, simple operation.