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Dmitri Korotkevitch, Pro SQL Server Internals, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1964-5_1

1. Data Storage Internals

Dmitri Korotkevitch

(1)Tampa, Florida, USA

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A SQL Server database is a collection of objects that allow you to store and manipulate data. In theory, SQL Server supports 32,767 databases per instance, although the typical installation usually has only several databases. Obviously, the number of databases SQL Server can handle depends on the load and hardware. It is not unusual to see servers hosting dozens or even hundreds of small databases.

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