SQL SERVER History

History of SQL Server – How SQL Server Grew Up!!!

Following is the brief history of versions of SQL Server:

  • Sybase SQL Server – Purchased by Microsoft
  • SQL Server 1.0 for OS/2 Released around year 1989
  • Microsoft SQL Server 4.2 was Released around year 1992
  • Microsoft SQL Server 4.21 for Windows NT
  • SQL Server 7.0 Released
  • SQL Server 2000
  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014

Editions of SQL Server:

  • Datacenter
  • Enterprise
  • Standard
  • Web
  • Express
  • Workgroup
  • Developer
  • Evaluation
  • Azure
  • Compact
  • Embedded

Services Of SQL Server:

  • Replication Services
  • Analysis Services
  • Reporting Services
  • Notification Services
  • Integration Services
  • Service Broker

References and further reading: wiki