Bringing In-Memory Computing to the Masses: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 & Intel Xeon Processors

Microsoft SQL Server* is one of the most popular, proven platforms for powering database and business applications, particularly for small and medium businesses. It’s the engine that drives ERP, CRM, supply chain management and business intelligence software for a vast install base – there are over 23 million small businesses in the U.S., and for many years SQL has been the leading server in this sector.

For SMBs currently running SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server* 2014 serves as an onramp to the performance gains made possible with in-memory computing.  As part of an integrated platform powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, in-memory technologies from SQL Server 2014 have demonstrated up to 30x performance gains for OLTP workloads and average gains of 10x for data analytics workloads(pdf).

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and Intel® architecture bring the benefits of in-memory computing and powerful analytics to businesses that run on SQL Server—delivering higher value but with lower cost and risk.  This business intelligence platform allows you to draw insights from all kinds of data, whether big or small, unstructured or relational. In addition, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 also serves as a platform for hybrid clouds, providing companies a foundation for building, deploying and managing solutions that span on-premises and the cloud 

Optimized for Intel architecture, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 provides a fully integrated platform for next-generation database and analytics requirements that can be customized to your needs. The Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family delivers the capability needed for in-memory computing in SQL Server environments, with up to 60 cores, 120 threads, and 4 terabytes (TB) of memory per four-socket server. The Intel® Xeon® processor E5 offers high performance, availability and energy-efficiency tailored to the needs of smaller databases. Intel® Solid State Drives extend speed and performance with high-bandwidth, low-latency storage, while 10 Gigabit Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters boost bandwidth by unifying LAN and SAN traffic onto a single network.

With Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and Intel architecture, next-generation performance and analytics isn’t just for the enterprise any longer.

To learn more about Microsoft SQL Server 2014 running on the Intel platform, download A Powerful Foundation for the Data-Driven Enterprise.

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