Who Uses SQL Server Management Studio and Why



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Who uses SQL Server Management Studio and Why

SQL Server Management Studio can be used to do many database and server related tasks with ease. It allows you to connect to SQL Server instances on-premises and in the cloud as well as connect to many different versions and editions of SQL Server.

Database Tasks Using SQL Server Management Studio

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) can be used to perform many database tasks including the following:

  1. Quickly create or modify SQL database(s)
  2. Add database objects including tables, views and stored procedures
  3. Modify database objects including tables, views and stored procedures
  4. Test database objects using external testing tools
  5. Deploy databases to their respective onsite, remote or cloud based server environments
  6. Query database(s) to get results
  7. Optimize database(s) to improve response time
  8. Manage databases such as backup, restore and maintenance plans
  9. Import or export data
  10. Generate database or their objects scripts
  11. Backup databases
  12. Restore databases

Server Tasks Using SQL Server Management Studio

There are also number of SQL server administration tasks which can be conveniently done by using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) including the following:

  1. Connecting and registering onsite or remote servers
  2. Managing users and logins for both server(s) and databases
  3. Monitoring server activities through logs
  4. Monitoring database performance
  5. Monitoring SQL Server instance performance
  6. Replicating data (a methodology to ensure databases remain in sync with one another)
  7. Dropping and detaching databases and file groups
  8. Scripting tools to write and run scripts to perform administrative tasks
  9. Automating database management activities
  10. Automating database maintenance plans
  11. Registering servers for managed administration

SQL Server Management Studio Connectivity

The latest version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) lets you connect to on-premises, remote and cloud based SQL databases and data warehouses.  The cloud based SQL database is called Azure SQL database and SQL database warehouse hosted on cloud is called Azure SQL data warehouse.

Who uses SQL Server Management Studio

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is used by a number of database professionals including the following:

  1. SQL Database Developers
  2. SQL Business Intelligence Developers
  3. SQL Database Administrators
  4. Network Administrators
  5. Database or Server Infrastructure Teams
  6. Database Analyst Programmers
  7. Data / Database Analysts
  8. Network Security Professionals
  9. Database testers including vulnerability testers
  10. System Analysts
  11. Database DevOps Engineers

Last Update: 2/5/2020






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