How PowerEdge is Driving Advanced Microsoft SQL Server Database Analytics

In today’s data-driven world, business intelligence plays an increasingly important role in sustainable commercial success. So have you started talking to your customers about Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 yet?


By implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2016, customers will be able to gain deeper insights from all the data that their businesses generate and handle.


Microsoft SQL Server 2016 delivers breakthrough mission-critical capabilities, with in-memory performance and has operational analytics built in. Meanwhile, comprehensive security features help to protect both at-rest and in-motion data.


Customers can use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 to perform advanced analytics within their databases to present rich visualizations for business insights. It also delivers a database platform for hybrid cloud, enabling organizations to easily build, deploy and manage solutions that span on-premises and in the cloud.


Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is ideally suited to several use cases. These typically include:

  • Mission-critical applications delivering real-time operational intelligence;
  • Enterprise-scale data warehousing;
  • New data-intensive applications.


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Advanced database analytics powered by PowerEdge

Your customers may well be interested in reaping the benefits of smart business insights. But they’re likely to need trusted advice and expert suggestions from you about the best-suited servers…


When it comes to choosing the right server infrastructure to run Microsoft SQL Server 2016 on, the latest Dell EMC PowerEdge servers provide the perfect solution.


Consider this: Compared with a previous generation R730 server, the new Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 server running Microsoft SQL Server 2016 OLTP workload delivers*:

  • 41% increase in transactions per second;
  • 50% increase in user load;
  • 50% reduction in average query response time.


A cost-effective solution to complicated implementations

There’s no denying that building a new Microsoft SQL Server system can be tricky. SQL Server performance depends on the right architectural design and sizing. The infrastructure your customers buy – and how they plan the implementation – can have a huge impact on their results, costs and scalability.


Do any of these challenges sound familiar?

  • “It takes too long to create a high-performance SQL environment.”
  • “Budgets are tight – we need to reduce costs for our SQL Server environment.”
  • “We need to be able to scale easily to support growth.”


If you’ve heard typical objections such as these from your customers, now’s the time to introduce them to the new Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Microsoft SQL.


Dell EMC understands these challenges. That’s why we’ve introduced the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Microsoft SQL. Built on next-generation PowerEdge servers and Unity Storage, it’s a cost-effective, all-in-one solution that’s designed to deliver superior performance, significant cost-savings and future-ready scalability.


The Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Microsoft SQL has a wide variety of sizes to accommodate customers’ different database sizes, numbers of users and use cases. Most importantly, it’s designed to help your customers to embrace Microsoft SQL Server 2016 with confidence.


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