The future is here! The future is now!
So, for a minute there I was feeling like I was at the fore front of technology, working on the SQL Server 2005 platform. But soon enough that too might be out of date 😉
Microsoft had just announced a new SQL Server 2008 called “Katmai”.
The new platform is advertised as having:
- Mission critical platform for all – providing a more secure platform and less time demanding in the field of data infrastructure management.
- Beyond relational – allowing developers to use any type of data from xml to documents
- Redefining pervasive insight – integrating data into scalable DWH and integrating reports with Microsoft Office.
- Dynamic development for data management solutions- providing integrated development with the .Net Framework 3.0.
I think what I liked best about it is a new concept called LINQ which they’re advertising. According to the datasheet, it will enable developers to define business entities (like Product) using Entity Data Model. I find that very consistent with the Kimball Method which argues that a Business Entity should group all of its own attributes.
Also interesting is the spatial data types moving the geographical information forward.
All in all, good news… and more to learn!
The platform is suppose to air in 2008.
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