What Will Be the Most Important Performance Enhancement in Dynamics AX 2009? Try Scaling of the AOS

With the release of Dynamics AX 2009 coming very soon, one of the key improvement areas worthy of examination is performance. In DAX 4.0, we all saw the great performance gains accomplished via optimistic concurrency locking with SQL Server 2005, as well as increased performance on the AOS (application object server) and client / server communciation.

In DAX 2009, we can expect many additional improvements, with the top one being scaling of the AOS.

The Dynamics AX performance group investigated carefully the hardware, to learn how the hardware vendors were improving at that level. Seeing this meant seeing sockets with multi-cores, being that of dual or even quad.

In DAX 4.0, the standard setup is a dual processor machine for an AOS to run on, with 2GB of RAM for that AOS instance.

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About Brandon George

Brandon George is a Microsoft Dynamics AX MVP, and President, America's Region, for Hillstar Business Intelligence. You may recognize him from his retired blog Dynamics-AX.blogspot.com or his new BI focused blog DataPrimes.com. Brandon brings hands-on implementation and customization experience in Software Development, Database Design, and SQL Server and leads a team that is charged with helping clients put their data to work.

He has extensive experience in information systems including X++ programming, systems analysis, systems design, configuration, and project deployment. His diverse background in information and business systems gives him a great capacity to interact with people from various business areas and levels. He has outstanding analytical, problem solving, and communication skills as well as proven ability to help people understand complex issues. 

Brandon has worked on numerous large scale implementation projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX and MicroStrategy BI.

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