Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 extends the performance, reliability, quality, and ease-of-use of Microsoft SQL Server version 7.0. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 includes several new features that make it an excellent database platform for large-scale online transactional processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and e-commerce applications.
The OLAP Services feature available in SQL Server version 7.0 is now called SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services. The term OLAP Services has been replaced with the term Analysis Services. Analysis Services also includes a new data mining component. For more information, see What's New in Analysis Services.
The Repository component available in SQL Server version 7.0 is now called Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Meta Data Services. References to the component now use the term Meta Data Services. The term repository is used only in reference to the repository engine within Meta Data Services. For more information, see What's New in Meta Data Services.
The What's New topics contain brief overviews of the new features and links to relevant conceptual topics that provide more detailed information. These conceptual topics provide links to topics that describe the commands or statements you use to work with these features.