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Database Size Metrics

Database Size Metrics We frequently receive both pre-sales and post-sales technical support questions regarding the sample processing volume guidelines listed in the Frequently Asked Questions on our web site.

Our 75,000 samples per year or 300,000 tests per year numbers are just a rule-of-thumb that dates back to LIMS version 1.0. These numbers approximate a practical performance limit, although an Access database allows far more samples and tests.

Users easily surpass these numbers when running a single-user license with the database and software on the same workstation. Also, a multi-user installation under Citrix or Terminal Services allows larger databases without performance degradation; since both the software and database reside on the same server, network traffic for data access is eliminated.

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