Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems, 2007.
“In my opinion, this report is a strong statement about Microsoft’s continued commitment to providing a comprehensive data platform that scales with the needs of enterprise applications and data storage requirements,” said Ted Kummert, corporate vice president of the Data and Storage Platform Division at Microsoft. “Customers such as Danske Supermarket, PREMIER Bankcard and TDC are using the data warehousing functionality of SQL Server 2005 and are seeing amazing business results. With the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008, customers will realize even greater innovations designed to help them access, manage and utilize their business data.”
According to the Gartner report, “The data warehouse database management system (DBMS) market continues to show intense, increasing competition. Interestingly, 2007 saw the market continuing to embrace the appliance solution — while many organizations are deploying technically elegant solutions, a larger part of the market is following the mantra of ‘easy to install, rapid time to productivity and 80 percent of needs met.’”*