Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Named Product of the Year For Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 23, 2001 — Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 is the hands-down winner of the Datamation Product of the Year for 2000 in the Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence category. None of the competition even came close to the 44 percent of the votes that SQL Server 2000 received. The closest competitor took 15 percent. Users who voted in the contest applauded SQL Server 2000 for its increased scalability, responsiveness and security. However, their highest praise went to SQL Server 2000 for its administrative functionality. The users noted SQL Server 2000’s ability to partition workloads across servers on demand and its integration with the Microsoft Active Directory™
service. Active Directory integration enables enterprise businesses to better and more simply manage their resources, including everything from intrusion detection devices and firewalls to database servers and Web servers. In addition to the Datamation award, Microsoft has recently won other top business intelligence awards, notably the DMReview Top 100 and Intelligent Enterprise Top 12 Most Influential Companies in IT. Microsoft 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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