The Windows Server 2008 Advantage
Macrokiosk, an enterprise-level mobile technology enabler, has announced deployment of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. This upgrade aims to improve performance of its relational database system and to position itself for continued business growth. Since being founded in 2000, Macrokiosk has established relationships with mobile operators and grown its Global Mobile Messaging Network or etracker connectivity coverage to more than 2 billion mobile subscribers worldwide. It serves more than 2000 clients in 18 industries from 37 countries.
Macrokiosk’s upgrade would enable them to more effectively manage large amounts of data and provide optimum services to customers.
“Macrokiosk is a multicountry mobile technology enabler, and we constantly look for new opportunities for growth - whether through greater internal efficiency or expanded services for our customers,” says Joanna Hew, chief technology officer at Macrokiosk. “We’ve been very pleased to see the breadth of features and tools in SQL Server 2008 R2, which have enabled our customers to get more done and positioned us to be more responsive to changes in the market.”
For example, the Malaysian-based mobile technology company was able to improve availability of its databases, thanks to the Table Partitioning feature in SQL Server 2008 R2 that worked in conjunction with Data Mirroring and a failover configuration. The company which also manages 3.8 terabytes of data that handles up to 200 queries at the same time, has seen a 50-percent reduction of compressed backup database files.
There is also an improved user interface, enhanced management tools and simpler maintenance procedures, for example IntelliSense, an auto-suggest feature and Data Collector which identifies tables that are sluggish whilst offering configuration recommendations.