Penske Racing details the improvements in performance, gains in efficiencies, and reduction in complexity they are seeing from implementing a PTC Windchill on Microsoft SQL Server solution.

“At Penske Racing, we understand the importance of speed and performance. We chose PTC’s Windchill and Microsoft’s SQL Server because we wanted the best product development solution on the market and a database that offered enterprise-ready functionality and low total cost of ownership. It took us less than a week to upgrade from our previous version of Windchill running on an alternate database to Windchill 9.1 on SQL 2005. We’re already seeing performance gains, and we’re really happy with our decision.”
- Thomas German, Penske Racing Technical Director

Test results for some common CAD file management tasks:

Test Performed

Time
(Seconds)

SQL Server 2005 Performance Advantage (percent)

Check out

210

-10%

Undo check out-all

157

-40%

Refresh

9

No change

Update

80

No change

Set state

11

-88%

Shares

72

-3%

Delete

146

-42%

Synchronize workspace

53

-31%

Save as

225

-19%

Checkout

209

-14%

Search

4

-50%

 

 

 

Combined results of all transactions

3922

-10%

 

Check out the Microsoft SQL Server: Improved Performance for PTC Windchill whitepaper for more information on the performance gains of Microsoft SQL Server over a competitor's database platform.

For more information please go to: The PTC and Microsoft Alliance Page

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