3rd Party Support For SQL Server

Last Post 13 Jan 2008 12:45 AM by SQLUSA. 2 Replies.
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BMWGuy
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11 Jan 2008 08:24 AM
Are there any companies out there who do 3rd party support of SQL2000? Just wondering since SQL2000 goes into extended support on April 8, 2008.

SQLUSA
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13 Jan 2008 12:45 AM
Surely it makes sense from the technical standpoint(IT) to upgrade along....

However, business realities are different. If an application works OK for the next 10 years, there may not be business justification to incur the cost of upgrade in terms of license fees and sofware engineering resources.

That is the reason why there are still shops with SQL 6.5 humming along..... And these are not pop-and-mom shops, among them major banks....

Kalman Toth - Database, Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Architect
SQLUSA: http://www.sqlusa.com/order2005ssis/ The Best SQL Server 2005 Training in the World!
SQLUSA
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13 Jan 2008 10:11 AM
>You have to weigh the cost of not having support if there is a problem against what it costs to upgrade.

Agreed. This issue is true for other software products also such as Cognos, BO, Access, Informatica, etc.

>I have seen far too many customers try to avoid the cost of upgrading and pay the price many times over later on.

The dark side of Computer Science....On the bright side, many shops are upgrading along nicely....

Kalman Toth - Database, Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Architect
SQLUSA: http://www.sqlusa.com/order2005highperformance/ The Best SQL Server 2005 Training in the World!
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