In this article we look at ways to scale up a SQL server implementation
Whether you agree or not but deep inside your heart you must be wishing to optimize your SQL Server Database; but since scaling out a SQL Server running on multiple cores is bit difficult you might have hesitated to do so. Good news is that now you can easily boost the scalability of your individual SQL Server and in fact, now scaling up is easier than scaling out. In order to scale your existing SQL Server, you need four main components including; memory, disk, network adapters, disk storage and CPU. Read on to grasp some useful tips that will help you scaling your SQL Server for optimum performance through these four main components.
Check the Memory
To begin with check the memory, as it is the most easily expandable part of the SQL Server; however, there is a limitation and that is servers running on 32 bit Windows version can’t expand more than 4GB but this is not the case with servers running on 64 bit Windows version that can be expanded as much as the user wants. So, here if you have the latter version, you can easily boost the scalability of your SQL Server.
Right Network Connectivity
Second main aspect when it comes to boosting the scalability of your SQL Server is the network connectivity. You must know that a number of SQL Server implementations vary in performance due to the different network adapter being used. Multiple network adapters are known to give better and optimum performance, as there is one network adapter for each major use of the server.
Look out for Disc Storage
Disc storage also plays an important role in enhancing the scalability of your SQL Server Database. The faster the storage performance, the better optimized your server will be. In fact, the size of your storage systems is directly related to the capacity requirements of your databases and therefore, the speed of these storage systems impact the performance of the server.
Examine the CPU or Processors
Lastly, you need to examine your system’s processors before upgrading them for optimum performance to work on SQL Server Database. In case, your server has space for adding more processors, then you can upgrade it, else taking a risk to add on upgrades will be a total waste. To sum it up, it can be said that any SQL Server implementation that is more than five years old should be replaced instead of being upgraded for better results because the cost of adding new processors to the same old server is almost the same as getting a new one; so why undergo the hassles of upgrading, when you can easily get a new one in almost the same price.
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