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HP Benchmarks SQL Server 2005 Scalability on TPC

SQL Server 2005 got its first independently audited public scalability test this week when Hewlett-Packard posted results of a run of the database against the Transaction Processing Performance Council’s TPC-C and TPC-H benchmarks Read More http://www.redmondmag.com/news/article.asp?EditorialsID=6730
Paragraph 2 has the most interesting point:<br /><br />"SQL Server 2005, which will launch the week of Nov. 7"<br /><br />This is the first I have heard of a launch date – does anyone know if this is official?? I was beginning to expect a re-branding to SQL Server 2006 <img src=’/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif’ alt=’;)‘ /><br /><br />
Ah… It is official… Finally a release date! The countdown begins… http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/misc/06-07flessner-teched05.mspx
Yes it is official,
Plus the first SQL 2005 Benchmark has been released (TPC rules mean MS must release SQL 2005 within 6 months of the benchmark). It’s back in the top-10 tpcc with a 1million tpc score. Satya SKJ
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