Most of the major vendors came out with major releases in 2005. Oracle (Profile, Products, Articles) Database 10g went to Release 2, giving customers transparent data encryption, enhanced grid management, and a number of performance and security improvements. MySQL released Version 5.0, which gives users the ability to use stored procedures, triggers, and views. Sybase (Profile, Products, Articles) ASE 15 brings truly integrated data partitioning and lays the groundwork for native encryption.
But the biggest news of the year was Microsoft's (Profile, Products, Articles) release of SQL Server 2005.
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