SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Microsoft just released SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP. The November CTP is "feature complete" so this should be close to the real thing, before they ship SQL Server 2008 R2 in 2010. I guess you could tell from the news coming from PASS that this would be in the wings. First of all, there was word that the next CTP would be delivered during November (which translates to: now!) and secondly, projects that before would be code named - now have their formal name. Madison is now Parallel Data Warehouse and boasts scalability for the 100+ terabyte DWH...

More News on SQL Server 2010 Madison

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

You know how they say “time just flies by you”? I think the year 2010 is coming quicker than I thought, and with it the new SQL Server 2010, code named Madison. Microsoft has announced that it is planning a Technology Preview for Madison in early July, so if you have a petabyte size DW then you might be one of the lucky customers invited to take project Madison for a test drive.Other announcements (coinciding with TechEd 2009), are of new features available in SQL Server 2008 R2 such as Master Data Services which should serving as a central...

The future of SQL Server: Project Kilimanjaro, Madison and Gemini

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Microsoft BI Conference 2008 has been the source for quite a few announcements. First of all, now that DATAllegro was purchased by Microsoft, the talk is about SQL Server handling bigger amounts of data. There have been posts not just about terabyte projects, but also petabyte projects. The full integration of DATAllegro's technology into SQL Server is planned for the first half of calendar year 2010 and is code named Project Madison. SQL Server 2010 itself is code named Project Kilimanjaro. The real surprise? Project Gemini which sounds like Microsoft giving QlickView a run for its money... but I'm...