I’m happy to announce NitroAccelerator 6.0! We now can significantly improve performance of “chatty” applications. Chattiness can be caused by applications that require a lot of validations or that involve complex user interfaces that need to contact the server every time data is entered for a field. A very common cause of chattiness is when the developer uses multiple active result sets (MARS) to connect to SQL Server. This option causes extra round trips to SQL Server to retrieve data which amplifies the latency of your network.
We have had many customers experience this effect without even knowing their application was using MARS. In the past we needed to detect that MARS was in use so we could let the customer know that there was no way to address their performance issue. Now that is no longer a factor and, upon installing NitroAccelerator, they will see performance improvement without having to know about MARS!
I hope you enjoyed the amazing Super Bowl! There’s another game going on with organizations migrating workloads to the cloud. Migrating applications to the cloud is a balancing act between performance and unique cloud-related cost factors including data egress, bandwidth, and compute time. These costs can mount quickly, especially when trying to optimize your applications for performance. Add to this challenge both a mobile and remote workforce where bandwidth and latency are likely to cause lost productivity, which is itself another hidden cost.
I recently interviewed Jason Schlueter from Communicus where he explained how NitroAccelerator addresses these issues for them and so much more. NitroAccelerator has enabled Communicus to move SQL Server-based business intelligence applications from on premise to Microsoft Azure cloud. Now their analysts have access to the data they need all over the world. Without NitroAccelerator these analysts were dealing with delays of 40 minutes or more to access this data. NitroAccelerator brought this delay down to a mere 2 or 3 minutes! This was not only a huge boost to productivity, but it also impacted direct costs through reduced data and virtual machine charges. This interview made me feel like Nitrosphere won the Super Bowl!
Watch the interview below!