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The ghosts of Microsoft SQL Server past, present, and yet to come: The Reg chats to Azure Data man Rohan Kumar

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To be fair, the original licensing requirements for SQL Server (which essentially meant if you used it to support a web service you had to have a licence for every possible user of the website) forced me into the sub-optimal position of having to use an Access database instead and Jet drivers that leaked memory and locked up to the extent that the web server had to be restarted several times a day. I moved swiftly on to PostgreSQL, though in its more recent incarnations SQL Server became a much more credible candidate for a lot of applications.

SQL Server has been both useful and affordable for a relatively small proportion of its life.

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