Microsoft recently released a list of the largest SQL Server databases in production. Topping the list is a 5 TB monster from Verizon Communications. Actually Verizon appears 6 times on the top 24. It seems they've made a pretty big commitment to SQL Server. It scales down pretty quickly from the top though. #24 on the list is “only” 512GB. I guess if I want to win this award I'll have to get more data or drastically reduce my storage efficiency. Hello images in the database!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://billg.sqlteam.com/2003/12/02/631/