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From: "Joe Pluta" <joepluta@PlutaBrothers.com>
>
> Why you bother what?  Actually clarifying your posts?

So it's clarification you want???? Here it is then... In the very first line
of my very first post of this subject was the following line:

What's a "user"?

The point being that the term "user" doesn't in itself define workload. My
example was used to illustrate this fact.


> All I asked was what
> business application was running (oh, and also what a PDC was - sorry if I
> don't know every acronym on the planet).

It shows that you have very little experience with NT and/or PC databases.

>  And as far as I can tell, there is
> no business application.  Running a SQL server alone is not a business
> application.

Do you know anyone that runs SQL server just for the sake of saying that
it's running??? It serves data to a few different applications which are
used in the process of conducting our business.

> How many requests per hour?  How many records in the database?
> Inquiry only or update?  If it's just serving a name and address list to a
> Word Mail Merge, then it isn't much of a business application.

Fixed assets, payroll, call accounting, and a rental property management
application. Combined DB size is about 4GB. I have no idea how many requests
per hour, nor do I have a burning need to find out. The point is not to say
the NT is a better database server than AS/400. The point is to say "4
users" is a meaningless term.

John Taylor



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