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  • Blog Post: Unisys Corporation sets TPC-H benchmark with SQL Server 2008

      Unisys Corporation and their latest enterprise server, the ES7000 Model 7600R, set a new record for price/performance in the Transaction Processing Council’s (TPC) TPC-H benchmark test running on Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. In the TPC-H Benchmark, the ES7000 Model 7600R reached an...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Benchmarks

    With the launch of SQL Server 2008 today (remember, RTM is still planned for a few months later in Q3 2008) we have just posted a number of record breaking results across industry (TPC-E, TPC-H) and ISV benchmarks. These are really amazing results and the team worked extremely hard to get these published...
  • Blog Post: The Fantastic 12 of 2012: A Behind the Scenes View of Blazing Fast Performance

    Last week we kicked off the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, the first episode covering SQL Server AlwaysOn was just the beginning of this unique 12-part look into the SQL Server Engineering Team. Download The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012 (PDF) to follow along with all the episodes...
  • Blog Post: New TPC-E benchmarks rank SQL Server 2008 #1 Value Leader

    New benchmarks released by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) ranks SQL Server 2008 #1 for price/performance, offering customers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for an enterprise-class database. The benchmark results demonstrate the performance benefits customers can expect...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blogger: John Fruehe, Director of Product Marketing for Server/Workstation products at AMD

    Microsoft and AMD – Delivering Enhanced Value to SQL Server Customers Congratulations to Microsoft on the RTM of Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 ! Matched with our new AMD Opteron™ 6000 Series platform we have a combination that delivers real value to the database market. I remember a time when ...