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    • Unleash the full potential of Microsoft SQL Server on the World’s #1 Server1

      PowerEdge, the world’s #1 server1 and bedrock of the modern data center, delivers lower TCO, scalability, smart automation and management, and multi-layer security. Build your competitive advantage by simplifying the deployment, integration and management of Microsoft SQL Server environments.  

    • Unlock insights with PowerEdge and Microsoft SQL Server

      • Drive value and insight from large data sets, data estates and data lakes
      • Consolidate data from disparate sources and perform analytics by incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning
      • Uncover insights with advanced analytics at up to 1M predictions/second 
    • Uncover the hidden insights in your data

    • Unlocking the insights contained in your data requires a modern, secure, and scalable platform. Transform raw data from your Microsoft SQL databases into actionable insights with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. These modern servers are an all-in-one solution for your data storage and analytics needs, delivering SAN-like reliability without the hefty price tag of a storage appliance.

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      Maximize performance across the widest range of applications with highly scalable architectures and flexible internal storage.

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      Automate the entire server lifecycle from deployment to retirement with embedded intelligence that dramatically increases your productivity.

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      Protect your customers and your business with a deep layer of defense built into the hardware and firmware of every server.

    • Get Insights, Make Decisions, and Stay Ahead of Your Competition.

      Highly adaptable for seamless scaling and equipped to meet real-time analytics and business intelligence demands, PowerEdge servers deliver optimal experience without excessive overhead. Every PowerEdge server includes end-to-end security from the firmware/hardware level, spanning the IT security lifecycle.

    • Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa servers ranked #1 in price/performance for 10TB SQL Server 2019 databases.

      Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa servers ranked #1 in price/performance for 10TB SQL Server 2019 databases.4 

      An independent audit from tpc.org found that the Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa server ranked highest in price/performance for a 10TB database compared to similar systems from other hardware vendors. Learn more about the TPC-H benchmark and the results in this downloadable data sheet.

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    • RealPage scales with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers for Microsoft SQL

      RealPage scales with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers for Microsoft SQL

      See how PowerEdge servers give RealPage - a leading real estate analytics provider - a secure, fast, scalable environment for more than 100K Microsoft SQL Server instances.

    • Boosting performance and results for clients

      Boosting performance and results for clients

      RealPage–a global leader in cloud-based, on-demand software for the real estate industry–achieves significant savings in SQL Server licensing fees by using the right servers.

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    • Build an Intelligent Database Foundation with Dell EMC + Red Hat + Microsoft

      Build an Intelligent Database Foundation with Dell EMC + Red Hat + Microsoft

      Dell EMC, Red Hat, and Microsoft SQL Server offer a robust database platform based on leading technologies.

    • Dell Technologies and Microsoft SQL Server: Optimized and Validated with Security in Mind

      Dell Technologies and Microsoft SQL Server: Optimized and Validated with Security in Mind

      Learn how Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, Microsoft and Intel bring performance, security, automation, and simplicity to your Microsoft SQL Server environment.

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      Transactional Database Testing Report

      Watch your transactional database performance climb with PowerEdge servers equipped with Intel® Optane™ persistent memory.

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      Virtualized Database Testing Report

      Support more virtual machines with large databases and memory footprints by adding Intel® Optane™ persistent memory to your Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 server. 

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      OLTP Workload Performance Testing Report

      Get stronger SQL Server performance for less with Dell EMC PowerEdge R6515 clusters powered by AMD EPYC 7502P processors.

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    • Three Approaches to Modernizing your SQL Server and Windows Server Environments

      Three Approaches to Modernizing your SQL Server and Windows Server Environments

      Learn how Dell EMC can help you navigate two critical changes from Microsoft - the end of support for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008.

    • Migrating out of SQL Server 2008

      Migrating out of SQL Server 2008

      Windows Servers 2008 support ends on January 14, 2020. Learn what you need to be thinking about in case you are running this version of the Windows operating system.

    • Introduction to SQL Server Data Estate Modernization

      Introduction to SQL Server Data Estate Modernization

      Explore what’s entailed in modernizing the Microsoft SQL server platform.

    • Unlocking Data Insights with PowerEdge and Microsoft SQL Server

      Unlocking Data Insights with PowerEdge and Microsoft SQL Server

      Organizations can navigate the complex IT landscape by focusing on unlocking data insights and bolstering their security posture to protect data.

       

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    • Dell EMC PowerEdge for Microsoft SQL Server Solution Brief

      Dell EMC PowerEdge for Microsoft SQL Server Solution Brief

      The PowerEdge portfolio enables customers to scale SQL Server architectures, simplify management, and secure data efficiently.

    • Upgrading to Microsoft® SQL Server® 2019? Here’s Why Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Are a Great Option

      Upgrading to Microsoft® SQL Server® 2019? Here’s Why Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Are a Great Option

      Dell Technologies provides an upgrade path by offering Dell EMC PowerEdge servers together with all Windows Server® 2019 and SQL Server 2019 OEM licensing

    • Dell EMC PowerEdge Solutions for SQL Server 2019 Running on VMware vSphere®

      Dell EMC PowerEdge Solutions for SQL Server 2019 Running on VMware vSphere®

      Dell Technologies and VMware provide the foundation for high-performance SQL Server 2019 Deployments.

    • Choose the Right System When Upgrading to Microsoft® SQL Server® 2019 on Microsoft® Hyper-V®

      Choose the Right System When Upgrading to Microsoft® SQL Server® 2019 on Microsoft® Hyper-V®

      Dell EMC PowerEdge servers can provide a strong platform for SQL Server 2019 running on Windows Server® 2019 and Hyper-V.

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    • 1 Based on 1Q19 shipments of x86 servers. Source: IDC Quarterly Server Tracker, Q1 2019.

      2 Based on Dell EMC internal testing in March 2019 comparing a PowerEdge R740xd with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and 2 x 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMes using Microsoft SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.3, VMware ESXi 6.7U1 and a RHEL 7.6GA vs the same R740xd configuration except for substituting the NVMes for 12 x 256GB DIMMs of Intel® Optane™DC persistent memory. Workload used is derived from TPC-C to SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.3 performance. The results obtained with the derived workload are not comparable to published TPC-C results. Actual results will vary. 

      3 Based on a Dell EMC Engineering study using the TPC-C benchmark to test Microsoft SQL Server 2016, July 2017. Actual performance will vary.

      4Based on TPC Benchmark H (TPC-H), Sept 2020, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R940xa server has a TPC-H Composite Query-per-Hour metric of 1,420,550 when run against a 10,000GB Microsoft SQL Server 2019 database in a non-clustered environment yielding a TPC-H Price/Performance of $0.67 USD per query-per-hour (based on August 2020 currency rate). Actual results may vary based on operating environment.