My latest post is over at the Simple-Talk web site. Here’s an extract:
At SQL Pass last week, Tom Casey – General Manager for the SQL Server Business Intelligence unit at Microsoft – made the point that "SQL Server is not really a database – it is a database platform and it has been a shift from a relational database to an end to end solution".
I find this interesting. When I use a database, I want a database and not a platform. I want to store and retrieve data in a way that’s fast, secure, easy to use and quick to learn. Watching what Microsoft is doing with SQL Server I’m left wondering if they are slowly drifting into bloatware.
You can read more, and vote, at Simple-Talk.