Microsoft announces new SQL server

Microsoft has announced details of the next version of its SQL Server database platform.

Microsoft has announced details of the next version of its SQL Server database platform.

The next version is codenamed “Katmai” and will follow current version SQL Server 2005.

“We developed SQL Server with the goal of providing a data management and analysis platform for all companies regardless of size or budget,” said Ted Kummert, corporate vice president of the data and storage platform division at Microsoft.

“With the release of Katmai we will take the next step on our data platform vision by delivering a comprehensive and integrated business intelligence solution. Expanding the usability of data across businesses will give customers more value for their IT investments,” he said.

Scheduled to be available in 2008, SQL Server “Katmai” is part of Microsoft’s strategy to make available “pervasive business intelligence” across an organisation.

Microsoft said Katmai will provide a scalable and reliable platform with advanced security technology, and reduce the time and cost of managing data infrastructure with innovative policy-based management.

Redmond said Katmai will also empower users to easily consume information due to increased integration with front-end tools in the 2007 Microsoft Office system, including Office Excel 2007, Excel Services, Office Sharepoint Server and Office Performancepoint Server 2007.

More information on Katmai >>

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