For the first time, Microsoft products made their way onto some of Winter’s
“All Environments” TopTen lists, which include Unix and mainframe systems. A massive
SQL Server 2000 production database run by Verizon Communications placed sixth for
overall OLTP database size and third for largest number of rows in an OLTP database.
The Verizon database is 5.3 terabytes and has more than 33 billion rows of data.