Database expert Rob Hawthorne explores the beginnings of both Microsoft and the SQL Server database as part of his series comparing SQL Server with Oracle 9i.
Catch up on Part 1 of this series if you missed it!
Ah, at lastit's like being home again. Writing about SQL Server takes me back to all those late nights: working hard, desperately trying to finish my book, and finding that no matter how hard you work, playing with technology (beta releases) is much more fun. Oops, sorry, I digress.
Microsoft has really put the pressure on Oracle Corporation, chasing a fair amount of their market share. With the great ratings on the TPC performance benchmarks, support for clustering, and true integration with other products, SQL Server is the core behind the .NET framework, and Microsoft really is making headway into Oracle's space.