I am just curious how many SQL 2000 servers there are still out there, versus SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. Do you have one? How many does your company have? And what's your impression of what percent of systems are still SQL 2000?
Answer by Jack Corbett ·
None that I am aware of at this time.
My guess would be 40-50% as it was/is a very stable platform and money has been tight in many markets since 2005 came out. Probably declining now that 2008 has been out for a year.
Answer by Tim ·
I work for a finacial company and we have many legacy systems still running on SQL 2000. I would say we are primarily SQL2000 and in the process of upgrading. We would like to move as much to SQL 2008 as possible but we run many vendor supported applications so we are at their mercy.
Answer by Grant Fritchey ·
I have 150 apps running on about 20 production SQL Server 2000 servers (with the gods know how many dev/qa/staging/perftest/uat machines). I just finished doing a full evaluation of each of the apps using Microsofts Upgrade Advisor and Pragmatic Works DTS-X-Change. We're starting the process of moving the apps.
Answer by Matt ·
We have at least three 2000 instances, all hosting apps for which the db is not certified for SQL 2005 by the vendor. In some cases there are known issues, and in others it's more of a "don't fix it if it ain't broken" attitude (in the absence of vendor garuntees). All of our "major" apps are running on SQL 2005, and we don't have anything using SQL 2008 in production.
Answer by Matt Whitfield ·
I'm working for myself now, but my previous place had the majority of their DBs on 2000, simply because they are very under-resourced in the operations department. Out of maybe 10 major systems, there was only 1 that was not 2000. Although I left in May, I'd be surprised if that wasn't still the case...