Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Deliver World-Class Scalability Results

REDMOND, Wash., March 26, 2001 — Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Enterprise Edition and Windows® 2000 Datacenter Server have demonstrated their scalability and price performance benefits in new line-of-business and e-commerce benchmarks run on Intel-based hardware from Unisys Corp. and IBM Corp. These results, available online at , put additional pressure on established enterprise software and hardware vendors that charge a premium for high-end scalability. On the TPC-C results list, SQL Server now holds the No. 1 position, four of the top five, and five of the top 10 results. Microsoft Windows 2000 holds six of the top 10 results.

The following record-breaking benchmarks prove that these industry-standard server solutions can handle today’s most demanding environments and scale to meet the requirements of tomorrow’s next-generation solutions.

  • A 24-processor Unisys e@action Enterprise Server ES7000 achieved a new world record for performance on a Windows-based server, supporting 14,400 Sales and Distribution (SD) benchmark users on Windows 2000 Datacenter Server and SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition.

  • IBM xSeries 370 servers powered by the Intel Pentium III Xeon and running Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server with SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition achieved 688,220 transaction per minute at a cost of $28.89/tpmC. This result is the highest TPC-C figure ever achieved. Scheduled availability May 31, 2001.

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