Architecture of CLR Integration

Microsoft SQL Server integration with the .NET Framework common language runtime (CLR) enables database programmers to use languages such as Microsoft Visual C#, Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, and Microsoft Visual C++. Functions, stored procedures, triggers, data types, and aggregates are among the kinds of business logic that programmers can write with these languages.

This section describes the architecture of CLR integration inside SQL Server and how this architecture provides a safe, scalable, secure, and efficient environment to run user code.

The following table lists the topics in this section.

Topic Description

CLR Hosted Environment

Discusses architectural design goals, mechanisms, and benefits of CLR integration.

Performance of CLR Integration

Covers performance considerations of the CLR integration architecture.