This chapter examined the various platforms that support SQL Server 2000 and reviewed and compared the various editions of SQL Server 2000 that are available. The platform and edition that are appropriate to your needs depend on scalability, availability, performance, licensing costs, and limitations. The information provided in this chapter should help you make the appropriate choice.

The next chapter, "What's New in SQL Server 2000," takes at look at the new features and capabilities provided with the various SQL Server 2000 Editions.

    Part III: SQL Server Administration
    Part IV: Transact-SQL
    Part V: SQL Server Internals and Performance Tuning
    Part VI: Additional SQL Server Features