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Chapter 29. Upsizing a Desktop Applicati... > Benefits of the Client/Server Archit...

Benefits of the Client/Server Architecture

Most large-scale databases are built as client/server applications. They might be deployed over the Internet using a Web interface, or they might be deployed over a business intranet using a Visual Studio or Access Project interface. The key is that they rely on a robust database server as their backbone. Database servers (such as Microsoft SQL Server) are designed to handle many information requests at a time and also include many features to protect the data as well as to enforce strict security.

As your user base and your database size continue to grow, a client/server application that uses SQL Server will be able to scale and continue to effectively serve your users’ needs. Because your application uses SQL Server, it will be able to take advantage of a number of features to reliably ensure the safety and security of your data. Let’s take a look at some of the key advantages that SQL Server and the client/server architecture have over a desktop or file-server application:


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