Introducing: Enterprise Data Platform Services “ Enabling customers of all sizes to derive value from ALL data, birth through archival” Dynamic Development Beyond Relational Pervasive Insight Mobile and Desktop OLAP FILE XML RDBMS Query Analysis Reporting Integration Synch Search Cloud Server
SQL Server 2005 & 2008 are supported on Windows Hyper-V.
SQL Server 2005 is fully supported within a Virtual Server environment.
Hyper-V also supports XenSource and VMWare virtual machines. For SQL Server usage within these virtual machines Microsoft offers best efforts in terms of support.
More Performance: Market Montage Solution Supports 200,000 Updates per Second with SQL Server 2005 (70TB) Event Management Firm Provides Software as a Service using SQL Server 2008 Polaris Software Lab Triples Developer Productivity with Microsoft Testing Show SQL Server 2005 Exceeds Needs for Global Warehouse Management More Scalable: When the meteor and the 1PB database collide (SQL 2008) Credit Card Company Runs its Business with 12-Terabyte Mission Critical BI Solution Global Online Gaming Company Deploying SQL Server 2008 to support 100 Terabytes Siemens PLM Software Validated to Easily Support 5,000 Users with SQL Server 2008 More Value: Lockheed Martin Unit Moves SAP from UNIX to Windows, Cuts Technology Cost. American Power Conversion Runs Siebel on SQL Server; Saves $800,000 over Oracle Service Provider Cuts Costs, Speeds Development, and Simplifies Remote Access Food Manufacturer Speeds Data Access, Saves $320,000, Enables Better Decisions http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/compare-oracle.aspx