Intel developing world's largest SQL database

The design for the world's largest SQL database is currently under development at Intel's UK solutions centre.

The design for the world's largest SQL database is currently under development at Intel's UK solutions centre.

The chip manufacturer is collaborating with Microsoft and a major financial institution to develop a "proof-of-concept" design for the database.

If the project is successful, Microsoft believes that the SQL database will exceed the size of the SQL solutions for both the Ford Motor Company and Credit Suisse.

"Intel solution centres around the world are working on a variety of projects with solution providers, integrators and large customers," said Simon Muchmore, the marketing manager for Intel Solution centres in Europe.

"Proof-of-concept projects such as the current SQL database are our main remit and we will be working with other vendors to help them create Intel Architecture solutions," he added.

Muchmore said that Intel was considering offering an "Intel tested" kite-mark for solutions created within the centres, but added that this was "a long way off".

Intel has built 20 global solution centres around the world at a cost of £70m and it claims a "near-100% success rate" among the 54 projects completed within its European centres.

The company is currently running projects with EMC, HP, Compaq, Cisco, Microsoft and other industry figures. However, Muchmore added, "We are completely vendor-agnostic and will neither recommend nor offer deployment services directly to customers under any circumstances."

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