SQL Server Going Up

It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to the semi-finals of the rugby world cup tomorrow. Can you say England and South Africa in the final? J

I’m also happy to report that SQL Server 2005 has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems, 2007. As a company we’re proud to get this kind of evaluation, which I believe recognizes our continued commitment to providing a comprehensive data platform that scales with the needs of enterprise applications and data storage requirements. We are even more proud of the way our customers have been relying on SQL Server to manage even the most demanding applications. Customers such as Danske Supermarket, Premier Bankcard, and TDC are using the data warehousing functionality of SQL Server 2005 and are seeing amazing business results. SQL Server 2008 will bring even greater innovations to the market.

We’re in the process of buying the reprint rights for this report and will have it available soon on microsoft.com. In the meantime, you can see the Microsoft press release on the Gartner MQ at: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/oct07/10-12DWMQPR.mspx

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