VLDB - What's the largest database have you worked with?

By Rajib Bahar at January 19, 2009 15:52
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I am asking this question to all of my SQL Server colleagues. There is no right or wrong answer to this. I am interested in learning the experience others have with VLDB systems. Please share your stories. I will compile the responses and make a newer blog entry. That new entry will have your story and link back to your blog if you have any. Feel free to send your responses via facebook, twitter, plaxo, linkedin, livespace, and email. Thanks

Comments (5) -

9/26/2005 12:46:54 AM #

Sohaib Athar

4.5GB or so, in 2002... it was a JDEdwards installation working in collaboration with some custom tables.

Sohaib Athar Islamic Republic of Pakistan

9/26/2005 5:59:40 AM #


I have several 2+TB Sharepoint instances (Made up of multiple 200GB-300GB DBs).  I have a 2-3TB data warehouse.  I was supposed to have a 7TB instance but that was canceled.

Russ United States

9/28/2005 12:22:50 AM #

Samson Loo

I would have to say the largest was nearly 5GB which was an asset management database on a sql server 2000 platform.  Well over a million assets.

Samson Loo United States

9/28/2005 2:53:14 AM #


Reposted from Twitter: Largest single db probably 1 TB. Largest environment ~150 TB or so give or take

Denny United States

9/29/2005 9:49:30 AM #


sub 1 gig at the time.  Cancer hospital with 50+ years of patient data. All patient data and test were in Oracle, this was just BI system for research reporting.

Stephen United States

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