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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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SQL Server Instance Architecture

Figure 60.1 illustrates the address space architecture of an instance of SQL Server 2012. When you fire up a SQL Server instance, two main areas are allocated: the code area and memory pool area. The code area is mostly static executable code of the SQL Server kernel; SQL Server .NET Library DLLs; Open Data Services code; the stack space; and a variable code area that contains distributed query OLE DB providers, OLE automation objects, and extended stored procedures as they are needed by user requests.

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FIGURE 60.1 The SQL Server 2012 instance architecture.

The memory pool area of SQL Server is the most dynamically ...

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