[From Microsoft Corp.
For the First Time, SQL Server Customers Secure Position on Winter Corp.'s "All Environments" List of Top Ten Largest and Most Heavily Used Databases
SEATTLE -- Nov. 12, 2003 -- Today at the 2003 Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Community Summit -- Seattle, Microsoft Corp. unveiled details about upcoming tools that will increase database administration productivity. In the opening keynote address, Gordon Mangione, corporate vice president for SQL Server (TM) at Microsoft, highlighted the significant advancements that will be made to Microsoft's extract, transform and load (ETL) technology, known as Data Transformation Services (DTS), in the next version of Microsoft. SQL Server, code-named "Yukon." In addition, he announced the availability of the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) for SQL Server 2000, a tool designed to help database administrators (DBAs) develop better, more maintainable SQL Server applications and avoid common errors in managing SQL Server installations.
Also during his keynote address, Mangione highlighted that Microsoft SQL Server, part of the Microsoft Windows Server System (TM) , had been identified as one of the world's largest and most heavily used databases by Winter Corporation, a leading center of expertise in database scalability for enterprise applications and business intelligence (BI). More than 20 SQL Server customers were included on four TopTen lists in the survey, which means customers on the lists chose SQL Server more than any other Windows-based database provider. Moreover, two winners were in the "All Environments" category, which includes the largest databases in the world. This recognition provides independent validation that SQL Server meets the demands of enterprise-class scalability.
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