Casino Hits Database Jackpot With SQL Server
Integrated BI makes SQL Server a winner for the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.When building an IT environment for a large casino and hotel that weaves together traditional mainframe applications with forward-looking Web-based software, rolling the dice on critical database decisions isnt a wise gamble. Despite the dependence of many casino-oriented applications on IBM infrastructure and "green screen" technology, casinos such as the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa are embracing Microsoft Corp.s .Net development tools and SQL Server DBMS to bridge the gap between disparate platforms and to enrich the customer experience.
On the eve of its first anniversary next month, the Borgata, of West Atlantic City, N.J., is reaping the rewards of its bet on SQL Server 2000, according to John Forelli, director of administrative systems. The Borgata is using the DBMS to power its back-end systems and integrate them with popular hospitality industry applications that are tethered to IBMs DB2 database running on iSeries servers.