The Enterprise Edition includes a full feature set for enterprise database needs. It provides support for an unlimited number of multicore processor, with memory limited only by the maximum supported by operating system. Only the Enterprise Edition delivers support for large-scale databases and parallel processing of indexing operations. High availability tools include online indexing and online restore, as well as database availability when undo operations begin.
The Enterprise Edition automatically suggests enhancements to your database architecture to improve performance. All SQL server security and programmability tools are included. Enterprise-only integration and interoperability tools include data mining, text mining, and data cleansing, plus transactional replication with an Oracle database as a publisher.
Windows Server 2003, SP1 64-Bit X64 Datacenter Edition
Windows Server 2003, SP1 64-Bit X64 Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2003, SP1 64-Bit X64 Standard Edition
512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
350MB of available hard disk space for full installation.
390MB for sample databases
500MHz or higher processor (1GHz or higher recommended)
VGA or higher-resolution monitor
SQL Server 2005 does not support the Banyan VINES Sequenced Packet protocol (SPP), Multiprotocol, AppleTalk, or NWLink IPX / SPX network protocols. Clients previously connecting with these protocols must select a different protocol to connect to SQL Server 2005.