Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Some Katmai (SQL Server 2008?) News

Microsoft issued a Katmai press release, you can read the full press release here:

Here are the important parts:

Scheduled to be available in 2008, SQL Server “Katmai” will deliver on Microsoft’s overall data platform vision to meet the needs of the coming data explosion and the next generation of data-driven applications.

Data Platform to Power Business Insights Regardless of Size or Budget

SQL Server “Katmai” is designed to do the following:

• Provide a scalable and reliable platform with advanced security technology for even the most demanding applications

• Reduce the time and cost of managing data infrastructure with innovative policy-based management

Redefining Pervasive Insight

SQL Server “Katmai” brings powerful BI capabilities and valuable data even closer to every user:

• Empowers users to easily consume information due to increased integration with front-end tools in the 2007 Microsoft Office system, including Office Excel® 2007, Excel Services, Office SharePoint® Server and Office PerformancePoint Server 2007

• Provides reports of any size or complexity internally within organizations and externally to partners and suppliers

• Aligns corporate decision-making by collaborating on key analysis and reports within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

• Integrates all relevant data within the enterprise into a scalable and comprehensive data warehouse platform

Dynamic Development for Data Management Solutions

SQL Server “Katmai” offers these features for developers:

• Provides an integrated development environment with Microsoft Visual Studio® and .NET Framework that will accelerate development of new applications with a higher level of data abstraction

• Enables developers to synchronize data from virtually any device to the central data store

Beyond Relational Data

SQL Server “Katmai” enables users to do the following:

• Manage any type of data including relational data, documents, geographic information and XML

• Work with a consistent set of services and tools


SQL Server “Katmai” is scheduled to be delivered in 2008. More information is available at

Download the Katmai data sheet here:

1 comment:

Pinal Dave said...

The question is for all the DBA is to upgrade to SQL Server 2007 or wait for Katamail.
My opinion is listed here:
SQL SERVER - 2008 Katamai - Your Data, Any Place, Any Time