I just came across PDF published by Microsoft to promote SQL Server 2005. I find few things very interesting. I will list them here.
- NASDAQ, the world’s first electronic stock market replaced its aging mainframe computers with Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 on two 4-node clusters to support its Market Data Dissemination System (MDDS).
- Every trade processed in the NASDAQ marketplace goes through the system with Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 handling some 5,000 transactions per second at market open.
- The system also responds to about 10,000 queries a day and is able to handle real-time queries against data without slowing the database down.
SQL Server 2005 Features
- Built-in Business Intelligence
Data Management Capability: Business Benefits
- Faster results
- Better decisions
- Trusted Platform
- Total cost of ownership
Reference :Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com),Reducing Costs through Better Data Management