Outgrowing Standard Edition

From: Charlotte Hammond <charlottejanehammond_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:51:38 +0000
Message-ID: <364062731.2394108.1417636298110.JavaMail.yahoo_at_jws10660.mail.bf1.yahoo.com>

 Hi All,
We have an in-house application which has grown very rapidly.   It's running on Standard Edition and we've been jumping through hoops to work around the edition limitations (scripted standby, partition views, manually parallelizing operations, maintenance outages etc.) but the business keep wanting to push more transactions through and simultaneously demand less downtime for releases / maintenance. I feel that at some point we need to bite the bullet and move to another platform (presumably Enterprise Edition with partitioning, although it's just possible another vendor altogether).   The business naturally don't want to pay the big uplift in licence costs and keep asking for more (and increasingly complex)  workarounds.   I'm just looking to draw on other people's experiences on when they determine they need to make the leap to Enterprise - what are the critical factors?   What made you say we just can't keep on Standard Edition any more?   (I know this is a woolly question but guess I'm just looking for confirmation that we really are in that area). Please note I'm just wanting to discuss WHEN/WHY we need to stop hacking fixes and just do this, I'm NOT looking for people to try to sell me licences! :-) Many thanks!Charlotte
Received on Wed Dec 03 2014 - 20:51:38 CET

Original text of this message