As Microsoft puts the final touches to its SQL Server 2005 database a handful of third-party developers have announced applications that will run on the product.
SQL Server 2005 is already on its second developer community technology preview, and developers are now helping Microsoft to prepare the market for its commercial launch.
The exact launch date and the cost of SQL Server 2005 has yet to be finalised.
Cartesis, Geac, OutlookSoft, Panorama and ProClarity are among Microsoft partners that have built business intelligence applications for use on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.
Cartesis has used SQL Server business intelligence tools to build the next release of its real-time business performance management engine. Cartesis will provide customers with real-time relational and online analytical processing reporting for comprehensive and integrated business performance management information.
Geac will provide users with a version of its Geac Performance Management product with a reporting services module that automatically generates reports for executives, boards, auditors and operation reviews.