Best SQL Server products of 2005

The editors of SearchSQLServer.com sat down this past fall to assess the 2005 crop of products. Here are the winners in the General Database Utilities category.

To make your lives easier and help you evaluate new SQL Server products and product upgrades, the editors of SearchSQLServer.com sat down this past fall to assess the 2005 crop. Here are the winners in the General Database Utilities category.


Best SQL Server products of 2005
To determine the best SQL Server products of 2005, we solicited nominations from vendors, scoured the market for our own nominations and recruited a panel of judges composed of independent industry experts, SQL Server professionals and SearchSQLServer.com editors. The results are presented here.


Gold: Quest LiteSpeed for SQL Server version 4.0
Quest Software's LiteSpeed for SQL Server version 4.0 takes top honors in SearchSQLServer.com's General Database Utilities category for its ability to help secure and speed up the backup process to lessen the risk that data will be corrupted.

Silver: Atadore PromptSQL 1.0
Dubbed "a great product at a great price" by our judges, Atadore PromptSQL 1.0 provides name completion within Microsoft's Query Analyzer, Visual Studio and SQL Server 2005 Management Studio and earned the Silver in SearchSQLServer.com's General Database Utilities category.

Bronze: Red Gate SQL Backup & Rescue Bundle
Red Gate SQL Backup & Rescue Bundle offers "excellent features for a modest price," according to our judges, earning it the Bronze Award in the General Database Utilities category.


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This was first published in January 2006

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