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What is SQL Server – Learn From Scratch

The database is something that has been used since the demand for storing the data arose. Initially, we used the traditional way of storing the data, which is a file system.

The handling of data, however, proved challenging due to the rapid increase in data volume.

To overcome such issues newer databases came into existence.

Further in this blog, we’ll be talking about these databases, which also include SQL Server, and how they are managed. So, let’s get started.

Let’s take a tour of the subtopics that we will be covering today.

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We do have a full informative video to get the idea of the complete knowledge of the topic:

Let’s get going with what DBMS is and how SQL Server is related to it.


DBMS & RDBMS are the ways of storing the data and then managing it. However, Database Management System is software that identifies, manages or arranges, and creates data in a database. 

The advanced version of DBMS is the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), where the data is stored in a form of tabular format.

We will later talk about SQL Server, first, let’s go through SQL.

What are SQL and T-SQL?


Both SQL and T-SQL are the factors for the generation of SQL Server.

Structured Query Language is a language by which we interact with the system by writing queries.

Helps in data storing, retrieving, and manipulating.

It has five main types of commands, which helps the users with different tasks, like:

However, when it comes to including procedural programming, local variables, string processing, and data processing in SQL, it led to an extension called T-SQL, which stands for Transact-SQL.

Coming back to the main topic, let’s now initiate what SQL Server is.

What is SQL Server?

Somewhere till now, you got little familiar with databases and query languages. It was a solution for all the database problems. Now let’s explore SQL Server.

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Next SQL Server topic will further clarify things for you.

SQL Server Architecture

The constantly improving nature of SQL Server makes it one of the most popular database management systems in the data world.

Let’s understand how SQL Server works.

This relational model brings integrity and data accuracy.

The table-based format of the data makes it easy to make interconnections between related tables.

ACID Property is the way of maintaining the integrity, redundancy, and accuracy of the data. Terms and attribute that makes it an ACID property are:

Security is usually attained with the help of the above property. However, SQL Server Database Engine also provides data storage and data processing, which includes a relational engine that processes commands and queries.

This is how the complete SQL Server works and How it leads to the database handling. Let’s now, try to take a grasp of its datatypes and commands.

Want to learn SQL Server in-depth, check out SQL Tutorial for Beginners

SQL Server Datatypes

The attribute known as “datatype” simply describes the kind of data that an object can store. Say, for example, there is an integer type, character type, binary type, and so on.

SQL Server provides a similar type of data that defines all the Types of Data that it can hold.

There is one benefit of Transact-SQL that it gives the ability the users to define their own type of data with the help of CREATE TYPE syntax.

These user-defined data types usually obtain their behavior from the methods or functions that are defined in the classes using a language that is supported by .NET Framework.

Data Type in SQL Server:

Datatypes of SQL Server

These datatypes mentioned above are majorly used ones. However, SQL Server datatype does have wide ranges and categories.  To learn more kindly check the hyperlink given above on “ types of data”.

Features of SQL Server

Features of SQL Server

SQL Server was created in 1995 and the latest version was released in 2019. It has covered a long journey because of its consistent updating strategy.

From running only on windows to making its way to Linux, many features were updated and created. Let’s discuss those now.

These mentioned features outcast SQL Server from its competitors and lead it to have high in the technological world where an enormous amount of data is present.

Preparing for your interviews? Refer to our Top SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers


Data is the only thing that can be created today without any effort, hence database management systems are needed to manage and analyze this data.

We have learned in this blog that SQL Server is capable of doing such tasks. It monitors database performance issues, resolves them, and revives the system to its normal functionality. So, Indeed it is a much need tool!

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