SQL Server Performance

TDE - Transparent Data Encryption performance

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2008 General DBA Questions' started by Trev256b, May 24, 2011.

  1. Trev256b Member

    is TDE - Transparent Data Encryption performance good, as they say avoid using assymetric keys and certificates if you want good performance?
  2. satyaskj New Member

    In my experience I haven't seen any performance gain when TDE is used and as per the documents: The encryption is highly CPU (central processing unit) intensive as it takes place at the database level. Moreover, it is performed at I/O (input/output).

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