In celebration of AdventureWorks being out of business for a decade
Microsoft has released a couple new databases. Wide World Importers is a fresh-faced start up, probably a drug smuggling front, run out of a basement office next to a temp agency.
There’s some JSON involved. No one ordered bikes. It’s a hoot.
The OLTP database is about 120mb, and the data warehouse is around 50mb. Hopefully no inflation will be necessary.
Head on over and check them out.
Thanks for reading!
Brent says: as a presenter & author, I gave up on the Microsoft sample databases and switched over to StackOverflow’s public database. It’s elegantly simple (just a handful of tables), has real-world data distribution, there’s plenty of interesting sample queries available, and is big enough that you can demonstrate real performance tuning issues. (120MB? Really?)