Using RAM to Speed up Database Processing in MD

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RAM ImageThe new trend in computing is to compile database data for Microsoft Dynamics on-the-fly which cuts down on a huge amount of time. Setting things up in the slow memory of the ROM is the normal thing to do but is not always necessary for a few reasons we are going to go over. How would your company take advantage of this? We are going to explain that for you as well in this short but very informative article.

Cost is the first and biggest reason that this is now viable. The prices for RAM have fallen through the floor for many companies. You can get an incredible amount of it at a very low price. You can even get huge amounts of it from various companies since it is quite affordable. A board to hold all of that is also a prerequisite but those are more affordable than before as well.

Speed has picked up for ram quite a bit from the old days when crunching a database was a huge problem. Now even casual users can get incredible speed and results from their setup. It seems the ram frequencies will also get faster as time goes on. Things are just going up in this area and it makes Microsoft Dynamics database crunching much easier than ever before. An operation that could take hours or days could take minutes or hours depending on the size of the operation and the quality of the hardware. Fundraising software databases can benefit from this as well.

So how much do you need in order to crunch the database in record time? Probably around 32 processor cores and 1 terabyte of ram. While that is certainly far beyond the typical technophile it is well within the reach of a company buying in bulk. The technique itself is having buzzwords around it such as “in-memory OLTP” for the actual process.

Both transactional and analytical processes can be improved with that depending on how your databases are set up. Microsoft Dynamics paired up with an SQL server can make this a very easy process for anyone to handle.

However with all this being said there is still some time until we have software and hardware that supports this. We do not even have a huge number of programs that use multiple cores. So it will be some time until RAM crunching is set up officially in programs. So you may have some instability or other problems if your team is not experienced with things like this. It may not always be the best choice for a new team to take on.

Is this right for your company? If you are a highly competitive industry the answer is likely yes. Every moment of time you have more information can help you get closer to the top. However smaller companies may just be able to crunch it the normal way over a period of time. That might be for the best for you if you do not have the resources to buy all the hardware and software. Take your time considering your options.

 

 

Author: Walter McDaniel

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