SQL Server Performance
How to Optimize Your SQL Server Performance
The best way to optimize your Microsoft SQL Server performance may surprise you. Benchmarking tests show that by using standards-based data drivers from Progress DataDirect, you not only get better SQL Server performance than you would from other drivers – you even achieve greater SQL Server performance than what you'd get by programming directly to the native database API.
SQL Server Performance Other Drivers Can't Match
Progress DataDirect is the world's leading provider of high-performance data connectivity middleware, offering a comprehensive line of standards-based drivers from JDBC for SQL Server on Windows, to Oracle ODBC Unix drivers, to ADO.NET for IBM DB2, and much more. Common to all our drivers are superior network communication design and tunable performance features that enable DataDirect drivers to consistently outperform other vendors' drivers.
For example, in recent benchmarking across a range of SQL operations, DataDirect's ODBC driver SQL throughput dramatically exceeded that of competing drivers – by as much as 125%. At the same time DataDirect drivers used CPU and memory resources more sparingly than other drivers.
In a SQL Server environment, the superior design and easy tunability of DataDirect drivers translates to superior SQL Server performance and better application response time and scalability.
Faster Even than Directly Interfacing with SQL Server
DataDirect's SQL Server performance not only surpasses that of other drivers, it even exceeds the performance that you'd get by having your applications directly interface with SQL Server. Recent benchmarking studies by database specialist Ken North found that across a range of databases and operation types, DataDirect drivers deliver better overall performance than does directly calling the database APIs.
DataDirect's edge comes from driver-implemented performance optimizations not supported by direct database API access, such as packet compression to reduce traffic over the wire.
The Best SQL Server Performance on Any Platform
SQL Server performance-optimizing DataDirect ODBC drivers are available not just for Windows but also for Linux and Unix, and every DataDirect ODBC SQL Server driver comes complete with an ODBC driver manager. From our download center you can choose a ODBC, JDBC, or ADO.NET SQL Server driver to try out in your own environment. We also have drivers for every other major database, such as a JDBC Oracle download or an ODBC driver Sybase download, and much more.