Bowles, Robert G.
College for Professional Studies
MS Computer and Information Technology
School of Computer & Information Science
Thesis - Open Access
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An important usability rule for any web site is the concept of speed. Failing to provide prompt pages and data will result in a negative view of the site and ultimately a lack of usership. In spite of this, many organizations implement web sites without a clear strategy regarding performance. This project explores three database strategies to consider when deploying a Microsoft SharePoint website with a social computing usage style. Although all of the strategies do not provide significant performance gains, the study illuminates several important factors that will increase performance in sites that use other usage styles. To properly explore each database strategy, specially designed tests were executed against a medium-size SharePoint server farm. The website performance statistics were recorded and compared to measure the effect of different configurations. The performance statistics showed a performance increase when site collections per database are limited to a specific amount. It was also discovered that large SharePoint content databases do not directly affect performance assuming three specific conditions are met. The third concept that was studied indicated that the implementation of external BLOB storage will increase performance assuming the average file size in the database is fairly large.
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Adkins, Matt, "A Strategy for Improving Performance On a Sharepoint Social Computing Portal" (2010). Student Publications. 35.