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Aras Announces Availability of Enterprise PLM Platform on SQL Server 2014

Aras on SQL Server 2014 Delivers New Level of Database Scalability for Global PLM Deployments

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – September 3, 2014 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced enablement of the Aras Innovator® platform and solution suite on Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Aras on SQL Server 2014 offers a new level of enterprise PLM scalability for data center, cloud, and hybrid deployments.

“As global companies extend their PLM backbone through the organization and across the supply chain, performance at scale becomes critical for effective collaboration,” said Robert Parker, group vice president at IDC. “Enabling Aras on SQL Server 2014 should provide the scalability necessary to compete for implementations that require global access for large numbers of users.”

Running Aras on SQL Server 2014 provides benchmark proven database performance for 1 million named users with 250,000 concurrent users, the largest published user scalability testing ever conducted in the PLM industry. For additional information read Aras Innovator 10 Running on SQL Server 2014 Scalability Benchmark Methodology and Performance Results Report at

“SQL Server 2014 gives our customers a comprehensive data platform that delivers breakthrough performance for large scale mission-critical applications like Aras,” said Eron Kelly, general manager, SQL Server Product Marketing, at Microsoft. “The Aras enterprise PLM solution on SQL Server 2014 provides global companies with a resilient platform that spans on-premise and cloud scenarios.”

SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition has introduced a wide range of performance and scalability enhancements into the database engine, to enable even greater support for demanding workloads and big data. In-Memory OLTP and Buffer Pool Extension to SSD along with a new design for cardinality estimation logic provide new levels of performance for mission-critical applications such as enterprise PLM. Other improvements include greater processing, memory capacity, and increased partition support. Together, these capabilities help SQL Server 2014 deliver predictable performance at scale for global companies running Aras.

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About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm