Leading Independent Research Firm named Microsoft a Leader in Enterprise Data Warehousing Platforms

Forrester, a leading research firm, named Microsoft as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Data Warehousing Platforms (EDW), Q1 2009.


The Forrester Q1 2009 Wave reports concludes that Microsoft is challenging “the EDW market leaders with its aggressive scalability push”, noting that Microsoft will “leverage these positions to deliver its growing EDW solution stack, including future cloud-based EDW services, into fresh opportunities across diverse market segments. Key findings include from the Enterprise Data Warehousing  Platforms Wave include:


  • One of Microsoft’s key EDW solution differentiators is its robust enterprise database, SQL Server, which is in widespread global deployment in organizations of all sizes.
  • SQL Server supports diverse BI, query, OLAP, advanced analytics, and real-time workloads. Finally, it provides sophisticated caching, compression, partitioning, indexing, cost based query optimization, and workload management functionality.
  • Customers can deploy Microsoft SQL Server flexibly in diverse EDW and BI topologies, as well as integrate the DBMS with the vendor’s diverse service-oriented architecture (SOA), application platform, middleware, BI, performance management, and desktop software solutions.

To learn more, please read the full independent Forrester report here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/itanalyst/docs/02-06-09WarehousingPlatformsQ12009.aspx.


For more information on SQL Server 2008 Data Warehousing from Microsoft, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/data-warehousing.aspx