Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management Platform on SQL Server 2014

Aras on SQL Server 2014 delivers a new level of database scalability for global PLM deployments


Andover, Mass. and Munich, GermanySept. 5, 2014Aras, a provider of enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) software, announced the enablement of the Aras Innovator platform and solution suite on Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Aras on SQL Server 2014 offers a new level of enterprise PLM scalability for data center, cloud and hybrid deployments.

“As global companies extend their PLM backbone through the organization and across the supply chain, performance at scale becomes critical for effective collaboration,” said Robert Parker, group vice president at IDC. “Enabling Aras on SQL Server 2014 should provide the scalability necessary to compete for implementations that require global access for large numbers of users.”

Running Aras on SQL Server 2014 provides benchmark database performance for 1 million named users with 250,000 concurrent users, the largest published user scalability testing ever conducted in the PLM industry.

“SQL Server 2014 gives our customers a comprehensive data platform that delivers performance for large-scale mission-critical applications like Aras,” said Eron Kelly, general manager, SQL server product marketing, at Microsoft. “The Aras enterprise PLM solution on SQL Server 2014 provides global companies with a resilient platform that spans on-premise and cloud scenarios.”

The SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition introduced a wide range of performance and scalability enhancements into the database engine to enable even greater support for demanding workloads and big data. Other improvements include greater processing, memory capacity and increased partition support. Together, these capabilities help SQL Server 2014 deliver predictable performance at scale for global companies running Aras.