Huh. SQL Server on bare metal. It'd need a file system, a network I/O system, memory management, task switching, user/security management, update management. Maybe a GUI to make things a bit easier.
Sounds kind of like an operating system. Maybe they could get it to run on Windows or Linux! 😀
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