Condusiv continues its long-standing 20+ year relationship with Microsoft® as a Gold Partner and provider of technologies to Microsoft over the years.

In a testament to our technology quality and stability, Condusiv® became the first software vendor awarded the stringent certification of MS-SQL Server I/O Reliability, joining a very short list containing the likes of Dell® / EMC®, IBM® and HPE®.

Microsoft developed the SQL Server I/O Reliability Program to ensure the reliability, integrity, and availability of vendor products with SQL Server. The program includes a set of requirements that, when complied with and approved by a Microsoft committee of engineers, ensure the product is fully reliable and highly available for SQL Server systems. The certification applies to SQL Server running on Windows Server 2008R2 and later.

Certified for SQL I/O Reliability and Demonstrates Significant SQL Performance Gains

The program itself does not require performance characteristics of products, but it does require I/O testing to exhibit the reliability and integrity of the product. To that end, the full report links to a summary of before/after performance results from a HammerDB test (the preferred load test to measure MS-SQL performance) on Azure to demonstrate the gains of using Condusiv’s I/O reduction software for SQL Server 2016 on Azure’s Windows Server 2016 Data Center Edition.

While transactions per minute increased 28.5% and new orders per minute increased by 28.7%, gains were considered modest by Condusiv’s standards since only a limited amount memory was available to be leveraged by our patented DRAM caching engine. The typical Condusiv customer sees 50% or better performance improvement to SQL applications. The Azure test system configured by Microsoft did not boost available memory to showcase the full power of what the Condusiv software can do with as little of 2-4GB of memory.

To read the full report CLICK HERE

(Originally published September 15, 2017, updated December 30, 2019)

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