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Managing the Store & DAG: EXCERPT from Microsoft® Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out by Tony Redmond

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Long live JET!

Exchange 2013 continues to use ESE, which has been highly optimized over the years to meet ongoing product requirements for Exchange. Some are surprised that Microsoft persists with ESE as the platform for Exchange when it seems to have another perfectly good enterprise-class, high-performance database engine in SQL Server. On the surface, it’s an attractive notion to unify all database development activities into a common platform that Microsoft and third-party developers can support. Money would be saved on engineering, testing, and support activities, and everyone could use a single target platform through a unified set of application programming interfaces (APIs). Microsoft has been down the path to investigate the effort required ...

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