SQL Server 2000 Steers Toward Enterprise

Scheduled for launch Sept. 26, SQL Server 2000 (SQL 2000) will emerge in two editions—Standard and Enterprise—that roll up many small improvements requested by users over the last two years. The high-end Enterprise Edition (EE) leverages the new breed of Windows hardware to boost performance and availability and introduces a new load-balancing technology that could make big gains in scalabiilty once it has usable supporting tools. Both EE and Standard Edition have useful new features to simplify management of large databases and large numbers of servers.

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