Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence features Analysis Services, Integration Services, Master Data Services, Reporting Services, and several client applications used for creating or working with analytical data. Analysis Services and Reporting Services can be installed as standalone servers, in scale-out configurations, or as shared service applications in a SharePoint farm. Installing the services in a farm enables BI features that are only available in SharePoint, including Power Pivot for SharePoint and Power View, the Reporting Services ad hoc interactive report designer that runs on Power Pivot or Analysis Services tabular model databases.
More memory, backup compression and encryption, and Server Core compatibility are just a few of the reasons to upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The advanced services features included in Business Intelligence make this choice a no-brainer for any enterprise looking to gain the most from their data, without overwhelming their IT resources. Some new features include:
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