LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Once thought of as two separate worlds,
applications and database software are converging due to the increasingly
distributed nature of modern computing.
Bill Baker, general manager of SQL Server Business Intelligence, said the
proliferation of service-oriented architectures (SOA) (define) and Web
services (define) prompted his team to consider how to rearrange
the architecture of SQL Server 2005.
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