Microsoft has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems 2008 Magic Quadrant (Gartner, Inc., December 23, 2008). This Magic Quadrant depicts Gartner's analysis of how data warehouse DBMS software-only vendors measure against specific criteria within the marketplace. Gartner states that The data warehouse DBMS market has evolved from a traditional information store supporting business intelligence (BI) users and tools into an analytics infrastructure repository for the enterprise. And organizations are adding additional workload from online transaction processing (OLTP) applications and increasing the frequency of data loading to intraday, approaching continuous loading.”

Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems

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Source: Gartner (December 2008)

Microsoft is committed to delivering enterprise-class data management and business intelligence solutions at the low total cost of ownership (TCO) customers have come to expect from SQL Server. And now, SQL Server 2008 is recognized to be among the leading data management and business intelligence platforms for providing enterprise-class data warehousing solutions.

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