In the world of enterprise resource planning (ERP), faster is better and size definitely matters. "In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, Microsoft has made dramatic improvements to both speed and scale: functions run up to 20 times faster, and the system supports cutting-edge multiple-processor configurations and database sizes to meet the needs of even the most data-intensive operation. This means you can enjoy faster responses from your applications in your day-to-day work and support the advanced analytics required by retail and e-commerce, without investing in additional hardware or infrastructure," revealed Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX team.
The team said that "We put a lot of effort into improving the performance of the application server in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. We achieved this through some changes to the programming model, which allow the native X++ application code to run in the Microsoft .NET-based environment. This detail may be most interesting to developers, but simply put, it makes the application run much, much faster than previous versions. In fact, we've clocked Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 at as much as 20 times faster than Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 for some tasks!"
Below a great interview with Sri Srinivasan, Principal Program Manager and Architect in the MS Dynamics AX R&D organisation, in which he articulates the scale and performance advances of MS Dynamics AX 2012: