Jabberwocky writes "Well, it didn't happen overnight, but Microsoft claimed that on Wednesday it will be able to demonstrate that it can indeed meet the $1 million challenge issued by database arch rival Oracle in November 1998. The whole thing hinges on whether or not "anyone using Microsoft's SQL Server with a 1 terabyte TPC-D database to run a standard data-warehouse business query within 100 times of Oracle's best published performance." Microsoft is aparantly going to give it a shot using SQL Server 7.0 which it just released. "
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