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AdventureWorks Database

Contributor(s): Mark Fontecchio

AdventureWorks Database is a Microsoft product sample for an online transaction processing (OLTP) database. The AdventureWorks Database supports a fictitious, multinational manufacturing company called Adventure Works Cycles.

Microsoft highlight SQL Server features with the AdventureWorks Database, various versions of which can be downloaded at the SQL Server community projects and samples page on CodePlex, a Microsoft open source project site. Downloads include AdventureWorks Database 2008 and AdventureWorks Database 2012. 

AdventureWorks Database is also used in code examples found in SQL Server documentation and books. There are also versions for SQL Azure and SQL Server 2005.

This was last updated in October 2013

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