SQL Server offers the right edition to meet your needs, including Enterprise for mission critical applications, enterprise business intelligence and data warehousing; Business Intelligence for self-service and corporate business intelligence; and Standard for basic database, reporting and analytics capabilities.
SQL Server Business Intelligence delivers a comprehensive platform empowering organizations to build and deploy secure, scalable and manageable BI solutions.
Discover new insights at the speed of thought with Power View, an interactive, browser-based data exploration, visualization, and presentation experience. Power Pivot helps users access and mash-up data from virtually any source, including Big Data using familiar tools.
Our in-memory analytics engine provides a generational leap in performance while allowing an interaction with an unprecedented amount of data. In-memory capabilities are built right into the SQL Server analytics engines for flexibility and ease of use.
IT can better control and manage data through a BI Semantic Model, which provides consistent view across heterogeneous data sources, and enhancements to SQL Server Integration Services.
Improve data quality by using organizational knowledge and 3rd party reference data providers to profile, cleanse, and match data.
Maintain master data across the organization structures used for object mapping, reference data, and metadata management.
Business Intelligence edition also includes the core database capabilities of SQL Server Standard for departmental applications including Windows Server core support and user-defined roles for setting up separation of duties.
Manage and govern the data and analytics users create with IT dashboards across SQL Server and SharePoint that monitor end user activity and data source usage, and gather performance metrics from servers. IT can also transform user-created BI applications in Power Pivot into corporate-grade solutions.
Build and deploy scalable, secure and manageable BI corporate solutions with advanced analytics and reporting. Business users gain advanced predictive analytics with the simplicity and familiarity of Microsoft Excel with SQL Server Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office.
Reduce OS patching by as much as 50-60% with support for Windows Server Core. Create VMs efficiently with PowerShell 2.0 support, and enhancements to Sys Prep. Easily manage permissions for data access with user-defined server roles to support separation of duties.