Microsoft preps SQL Server for battle in two enterprise arenas

Tuesday Nov 10th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Microsoft is looking to bulk up SQL Server in the hopes of winning new customers and has fleshed out plans for the upcoming Datacenter and Parallel Data Warehouse versions of the popular database.

[From Computerworld]

Routinely accused of bloating Windows and Office, Microsoft Corp. has acted more like a skinny teenage boy with enterprise apps like SQL Server: desperate to bulk up.

King of the middleweight databases, SQL Server has yet to be fully accepted by the big boys, admits Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft's Server & Tools division. "Really large data warehouses and extremely large scale-up apps are the last high-end problems" remaining for SQL Server, Muglia said in a keynote at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) users' conference in Seattle on Monday.

The article continues at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140355/Microsoft_preps_SQL_Server_for_battle_in_two_enterprise_arenas

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