Microsoft SQL Server Trounces Database Competitors, Wins eWEEK eXcellence Award

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 22, 2001 — Microsoft® SQL Server™
2000 has captured eWEEK’s 2001 eXcellence award for enterprise systems development, placing it among the top 21 new e-business products and services of last year. In fact, SQL Server 2000 was so far ahead of the competition that no other database received an award. A panel of judges chose the winners from nearly 1,000 entrants representing more than 600 companies. SQL Server 2000 stood out among other nominees for its combination of
“a rich set of data management tools with ease and economy of tuning and administration.”
The judges also cited SQL Server 2000 as a programmable data management and analysis platform with readiness for the XML-based future of enterprise data integration. SQL Server 2000 is the complete database and analysis offering for rapidly delivering the next generation of scalable e-commerce, line-of-business and data warehousing solutions.

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