February 23, 2009

Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track

Stuart Frost of Microsoft (nee’ DATAllegro) checked in, with Microsoft’s TDWI-timed announcements. The news part was something called “SQL Server Fast Track“, which is the Microsoft SQL Server equivalent to Oracle’s “recommended configurations” or IBM’s “BCUs.” SQL Server Fast Track is further being portrayed as an incremental step toward Madison, Microsoft’s future high-end data warehousing offering.


5 Responses to “Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track”

  1. Kevin Closson on February 25th, 2009 12:14 pm


    I think your assessment of this program is accurate. It is a reference configuration program. I don’t think it offers balanced configurations though. I make that argument in the following post:


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