[From Edgewood Solutions
Long-term, highly performing systems serve as a tremendous asset to an organization, but do not happen by mistake. They are initially a result of comprehensive design and development (from both the hardware and software perspectives) to meet high throughput requirements validated by rigorous load testing. However, as a system matures, this initial effort needs to be complimented by ongoing performance tuning to support evolving needs and to ensure the database platform is performing properly.
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