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    Unanswered: Better to have different database servers for multiple applications?

    Hi All,

    What is the best practice for when you have multiple applications that require databases? Do you spin up a separate database server for each application? Or do you create one super powerful (or a few, load balanced) database server that has separate database instances for each application?

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    It varies, as they say "Your Mileage May Vary". Are one or more of the applications going to be VERY high usage, what type of licensing do you have? In some cases we put apps on the same server and with others we spin up a new server for them. It will always be a case by case basis. Though, with nowadays with virtual machines, you can keep them separate fairly easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNance View Post
    It varies, as they say "Your Mileage May Vary". Are one or more of the applications going to be VERY high usage, what type of licensing do you have? In some cases we put apps on the same server and with others we spin up a new server for them. It will always be a case by case basis. Though, with nowadays with virtual machines, you can keep them separate fairly easily.
    Thanks for the reply. These are just hypothetical applications. I am just trying to get a handle on when/if I should put the databases on the same system or not.

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    I have a simple rule for this. I always ask for twice as much hardware that I think I might need over the time period when I am using it.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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