SQL Server roadshow—HPE servers open up a new world of performance

By Wendy Harms 

HPE is one of the major sponsors of a worldwide roadshow featuring Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux. There, companies like yours will learn about using SQL Server 2017 to capture and store data and transform it into valuables insights at the speed of business. The roadshow is scheduled to visit 18 major cities on four continents: North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia plus New Zealand. Along with HPE and Microsoft, Red Hat and Intel will present.

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As part of the HPE server team, I can tell you we’re very much looking forward to presenting information about our top-performing, record-setting server platforms for SQL Server. We continue to lead for SQL Server 2017 on Linux as:

  • The first to perform a SQL Server 2017 Benchmark on Red Hat Linux last year
  • The #1 platform for Performance and Price/Performance for SQL Server 2017 on non-clustered TPC-H@1000GB.

 We’ll be focusing on two breakthrough HPE platforms during the roadshow, HPE Superdome Flex, and HPE ProLiant DL380 – the world’s first scalable persistent memory database server.  They are also my focus in this post.

High-end results for departmental to moderate-size core IT environments

Already the world’s best-selling server, secure, resilient 2-socket HPE ProLiant DL380 truly shines running SQL Server, delivering world-class performance with supreme versatility, while also reducing costs and complexity. Now, with HPE Scalable Persistent Memory, it takes another giant step forward. With this revolutionary capability, your data never has to leave the memory space, eliminating latency and potential bottlenecks that typically occur when data must be moved to storage.

 The results speak for themselves. HPE DL380 Gen10 with Scalable Persistent Memory: 

  • Eclipsed 1 million Queries per Hour (QphH) for a 1TB database – a first in the industry for a 2-socket server
  • Delivers a 45% performance improvement versus the previous #1 record holder for the 2-socket TPC-H benchmark. 
  • Reduces hardware costs by 31%
  • Reduces rack space needs by 85%

The graphic below shows the difference in QphH between the new HPE Gen10 and the previous-generation Gen9 ProLiant DL380 servers  


Additionally, our portfolio includes the option for customers to utilize the unique scale-up, modular architecture and provided by HPE Integrity MC990 X and Superdome Flex.  As Linux platforms for SQL Server, they offers unparalleled scale and flexible modularity for data-intensive Linux applications. They help empower real-time analytics and accelerate business outcomes, delivering unparalleled scale for in-memory computing, and unprecedented modularity.  We are excited to share details on the many choices available for customers seeking SQL Server on Linux based solutions

Want to learn more?

Attend the SQL Server 2017 on Linux roadshow nearest you to get all the details of this breakthrough solution. Here are the locations and dates: 

·        Auckland, NZFebruary 15

·        Wellington, NZ – February 16 

·        Sydney, Australia – February 19

·        Dublin, Ireland – February 19

·        Melbourne, Australia – February 20

·        Redmond, WA – February 21

·        Stockholm, Sweden - February 21

·        Canberra, AustraliaFebruary 22

·        New York City, U.S.  - February 23

·        Madrid, Spain – February 27

·        Helsinki, Finland – March 2

·        Vancouver, Canada – March 27

·        Toronto, Canada – March 29


You can also access the on-demand replays of the recent SQL Server on Linux webinar series

Wendy is product manager dedicated to developing HPE mission critical solutions based on Microsoft technologies. She holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Seattle University.

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