SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit): Advantages of a 64-Bit Environment
HP has partnered with Microsoft to provide information about the advantages of a 64-Bit Environment. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) offers dramatic improvements in memory availability and parallel processing performance compared with SQL Server software running in a 32-bit environment. This paper describes the capabilities of the 64-bit solution, highlights differences from the 32-bit environment, and discusses some of the applications and usage scenarios that can benefit from running on an SQL Server platform optimized for a 64-bit environment. The paper is intended to help the reader identify potential applications for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (64-bit) and set appropriate expectations for deployment and performance.