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Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals, The by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 11. SQL Server Memory Management

Accustom a people to believe that priests, or any other class of men, can forgive sins, and you will have sins in abundance.

—Thomas Paine[1]

[1] Paine, Thomas. “Worship and Church Bells.” In The Complete Writings of Thomas Paine, Vol. II, ed. Philip S. Foner. New York: Citadel Press, 1945, p. 726.

In this chapter, we'll explore SQL Server's memory management architecture. The way that an application manages critical resources such as memory tells us a lot about how it is designed. It tells us what priority the application designers placed on efficient resource utilization and on maximizing the performance of the application. As you will see in the discussion that follows, efficient memory management and ...

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