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8. Benchmarking for Consolidation

Bert Scalzo1 
Flower Mound, TX, USA

In this chapter we’re going to review benchmarking considerations for when you are testing scenarios in order to consolidate database instances. Database consolidation occurs when you attempt to reduce the total number of database licenses in order to reduce costs. With the rising cost of database licenses and the business considering a database as just a commodity, building-block object required for an application, your management might be required to undertake consolidation efforts. Moreover with today’s servers being so powerful, with multi-core CPUs and lots ...

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