SQL Server 2005 may call for a smarter DBA

November 14, 2005

[From SearchSQLServer.com]

With the release of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft hopes to move in on the large-enterprise database management systems market formerly dominated by Oracle, IBM's DB2 and Sybase by offering features and scalability more like theirs.

Microsoft's chief competitive strength in DBMS has been ease of use, which meant SQL Server database administrators needed less training, making them cheaper to hire and train. But as SQL Server gets more powerful, it gets more complex. Will SQL Server 2005 take a more sophisticated -- and more expensive -- kind of DBA?

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