Deploying a Scalable Shared Database
The Scalable Shared Database feature enables you to scale out a read-only database built exclusively for reporting (a reporting database). The reporting database must reside on a set of dedicated, read-only volumes whose primary purpose is hosting the database. By using commodity hardware for servers and volumes, you can scale out a reporting database that provides the same view of the reporting data on multiple reporting servers. This feature also allows a smooth update path for the reporting database. For more information, see Scalable Shared Databases Overview.