Tuesday, May 23, 2006

SQLServer 2005 at 6 Months

"MS Sausage" has been out for six months. ENT News writes: "Six months after its launch, SQL Server 2005 remains free of showstopper bugs or known security issues. Still after five years between database releases, Microsoft hasn’t shown evidence yet that there’s huge pent-up demand for SQL Server." One poster complains that, yes, there are no showstopper bugs, but plenty of regular bugs. Time to switch?

Added: One of the comments on the article by Bobby Jasper from Baltimore, MD says: "You could have a look at the open source RDBMS Firebird ( These folks have built up a good reputation on releasing rock solid stuff. It is probably the most used open source databse on the windows platform."

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