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Components of SQL Server 2012



Use the Feature Selection page of the SQL Server Installation Wizard to select the components to include in an installation of SQL Server. Use the information in the following tables to determine the set of features that best fits your needs.

Server components Description
SQL Server Database Engine SQL Server Database Engine includes the Database Engine, the core service for storing, processing, and securing data, replication, full-text search, tools for managing relational and XML data, and the Data Quality Services (DQS) server.
Analysis Services Analysis Services includes the tools for creating and managing online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining applications.
Reporting Services Reporting Services includes server and client components for creating, managing, and deploying tabular, matrix, graphical, and free-form reports. Reporting Services is also an extensible platform that you can use to develop report applications.
Integration Services Integration Services is a set of graphical tools and programmable objects for moving, copying, and transforming data. It also includes the Data Quality Services (DQS) component for Integration Services.
Master Data Services Master Data Services (MDS) is the SQL Server solution for master data management. MDS can be configured to manage any domain (products, customers, accounts) and includes hierarchies, granular security, transactions, data versioning, and business rules, as well as an Add-in for Excel that can be used to manage data.


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