SharePoint 2010 vs. 2013 Scalability Boundaries & Limits

SharePoint 2013 brings a vast amount of changes from the SharePoint 2010 platform including performance and scalability optimizations accomplished by shredded storage, request management, the new Cloud App Model, SQL optimization and new search architecture. Compare SharePoint 2010 and 2013 scalability limits below.


2010
Foundation
2010
Server Std.
2010
Server Ent.
2013
Foundation
2013
Server Std.
2013
Server Ent.
Web Application Limits
Web Application Not published 20 per farm
Content Databases 300 per web app 300 per web app
Site Collections 250,000 per web app 250,000 per web app
Content Database Limits
Number of Content Databases 300 per web app 500 per farm
Content Database Size (general usage) 200 GB 200 GB
Content Database Size (all usage) 4 TB 4 TB
Content Database Items 60 million items 60 million items
Site Collection Limits
Site Collections Not published 2,000,000 per Farm
Site Collection Size Max size of content database Max size of content database
List and Library Limits
File Size 2 GB 2 GB
Documents 30,000,000 per library 30,000,000 per library
Major Versions 400,000 400,000
Minor Versions Not published 511