Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Brief history of Microsoft SQL Server

Just got curious about the entire history of how SQL server evolved since its birth. Here is a short blog reflecting the research.

For an interesting story on how SQL server evolved, please refer the document History of SQL Server.

A brief history of SQL Server is available in the table below (along with the relevant links to corresponding resources):

Year

SQL Server Version

Code Name

2012

SQL Server 2012

Denali

2010

SQL Server 2008 R2

Kilimanjaro (aka KJ)

2010

SQL Azure

Matrix (aka CloudDB)

2008

SQL Server 2008

Katmai

2005

SQL Server Integration Services (formerly Data Transformation Services)

2005

SQL Server 2005

Yukon

2004

SQL Server 2000 Reporting Service

2003

SQL Server 2000 (64-bit Edition)

Liberty

2000

SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services

Shiloh

2000

SQL Server 2000

1999

SQL Server 7.0 OLAP Services (including Data Transformation Services)

Plato

1998

SQL Server 7.0

Sphinx

1996

SQL Server 6.5

Hydra

1995

SQL Server 6.0

SQL95

1993

SQL Server 4.2 (32 bit Edition)

SQLNT

1991

SQL Server 1.1

1989

SQL Server 1.0 (16bit)

Ashton-Tate/Microsoft SQL Server

Also details of some of the specific release dates and build numbers are available on MSDN link.

Some guidelines on upgrade paths (till SQL Server 2008 R2) are available on MSDN here.

More technical details about each version is available here.

1 comment:

  1. the same information is now available in form of an interesting video here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/02/15/new-video-the-history-of-sql-server.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

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