Microsofts Next-Gen SQL Server Katmai Due in 08
Microsoft's Next-Gen SQL Server goes beyond relational data, enabling users to manage documents, geographic information and XML.Microsoft officials are planning to give attendees of its Business Intelligence Conference a birds eye view into the next generation of SQL Server. Code-named "Katmai," the upcoming version of SQL Server is slated for release in 2008. Microsoft veteran Ted Kummert is expected to go into more detail about the product in his keynote address at the conference on May 10.
"We developed SQL Server with the goal of providing a data management and analysis platform for all companies regardless of size or budget," said Kummert, Microsofts vice president of the Data and Storage Platform Division, in a statement. "With the release of Katmai, well take the next step on our data platform vision by delivering a comprehensive and integrated business intelligence solution. Expanding the usability of data across businesses will give customers more value for their IT investments."