History of SQL Server 1989 – 2012

Saw this on another blog and thought it was a pretty cool, concise history lesson for SQL Server versions.

(http://robbagley.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/the-history-of-sql-server/)

Timeline:

SQL Server Release History
Version Year Release Name Codename
1 1989 SQL Server 1.0
(OS/2) (16bit)
1.1 1991 SQL Server 1.1
(OS/2) (16bit)
4.21 1993 SQL Server 4.21 SQLNT
(WinNT)
6 1995 SQL Server 6.0 SQL95
6.5 1996 SQL Server 6.5 Hydra
7 1998 SQL Server 7.0 Sphinx
1999 SQL Server 7.0 Palato mania
OLAP Tools
8 2000 SQL Server 2000 Shiloh
8 2003 SQL Server 2000 Liberty
64-bit Edition
9 2005 SQL Server 2005 Yukon
10 2008 SQL Server 2008 Katmai
10.25 2010 SQL Azure DB CloudDatabase
10.5 2010 SQL Server 2008 R2 Kilimanjaro (aka KJ)
11 2012 SQL Server 2012 Denali
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