SQL Server 2008 R2 key changes: Enhanced scale-up capabilities

SQL Server 2008 R2 gives you more room to grow than previous versions -- a whole lot more. See where scalability improvements land on our list of key changes.

 

#6: Enhanced scale-up capabilities

Enhanced scale-up capabilities with SQL Server 2008 R2
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Microsoft has  improved scalability with SQL Server 2008 R2 by adding support for 256 logical processors with the new Datacenter edition, up from 64 with SQL Server 2008. That's … well … a lot more.

Of course, the catch is that you have to also run Windows Server 2008 R2 in order to take advantage. Still, it's a big step forward for a system like SQL Server, where scalability is sometimes questioned.

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This was first published in February 2010

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