Get Ready for Yukon

The next release of SQL Server promises increased developer productivity and reduced DBA workload.

by Roger Jennings June 2003 Issue .NET Magazine

After reading this article I decided to put together a simple comparitive analysis of our existing product and the soon to be released Yukon.

Our Universal Server product called Virtuoso will compete head on with this future release of SQL Server in many regards (.NET CLR hosting, Native XML Types, SQL-XML, XMLA, Web Services etc.), but I am also keen to see what interesting perspectives Microsoft's implementation brings to the table. Here is a summary comparison, note that some of the hyperlinks in the table below actually take you to live functionality demos (for effect these links point to a Linux server, and you can change the machine part of the url from "demo" to "kingsleydemo" to see the equivalent demos on an XP server).