Is it advisable to use SharePoint 2013 on-premise for highly transnational applications with exponential item count?


We are in analysis phase of migration of a Lotus Notes application. The application currently has around 1,50,000 documents in it. All the fields are simple text fields. No rich text data exists.

We want to decide whether or not SharePoint would be the better platform to migrate such a huge application. Looking at the application trend it seems that every year around 5000-6000 documents are being added to the list. Once the data is migrated to SharePoint business users must have to create new lists/ views (because threshold values won't support displaying so many items in one view)

Is it advisable to migrate such application to SharePoint 2013 on-premise environment?

Any other suggestion are welcome.



July 29th, 2015 1:31pm

You certainly can. A single document library can contain up to 30 million documents. If creating new views/doc libs isn't ideal, you can always use a Content Search Web Part to query for documents instead.

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July 30th, 2015 10:04am

Yes SharePoint 2013 is a wonderful option as suggested by Trevor the document library can store upto 30 million document and the search service application in 2013 will add the cherry on top of it.

You can create many views as required by business users.

The below article tells you about the software boundaries of SharePoint 2013.

The below article talks about Service application planning for SharePoint 2013 on premises.

July 30th, 2015 10:17am

Thanks Trevor for the reply. We have also come up with the solution of CSWP.

I am new to search services of SP 2013. Could you please suggest some good links from where I can learn about CSWP.

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