Report Casts Doubt on SQL Server 2005 Scalability
With no TPC-C benchmarks forthcoming, the product release date mere months away and beta customers reporting disappointing results on high-end scalability, Forrester predicts Microsoft's major database overhaul will fall short in delivering high-end perfoSQL Server 2005 will likely be a dud at delivering high-performance computing, according to a new report from Forrester Research Inc. This major upgrade of Microsoft Corp.s enterprise relational DBMS is due in the summer. Summer being only a few months away, its "surprising" that no TPC-C results have yet been published, according to Noel Yuhanna, author of the report, titled "SQL Server 2005 Likely to Fall Short in High-End Performance Delivery." On top of that, beta users have cited no benefits when it comes to high-end scalability, Yuhanna reported.
A Microsoft spokeswoman attributed the lack of TPC-C results to the fact that the DBMS is still in beta.