Many years ago, as a DBA I got involved with huge amounts of data, handling millions of records at the time, a time where these databases that had gigabytes and even a couple of TB of storage.
Now what happened since then? .. Numerous data collection and data stores were built, have been consumed, and the strong need for large scale environments, including reference achitectures and appliances.
Microsoft has been working in this area by building out the SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse roadmap, a technology that alleviates the problem on the majority of these organizations that need to rely on a fast performing, easy to deploy tuned infrastructure.
This infrastructure,optimized for sequential IO rather than random IO, is designed to provide up to 200 MB/s per CPU core, and scalability features up to 48 TB using SQL Server 2008 R2 compression techniques.
Given my passion for data, and large volume datasets.... I am pleased to announce that I will be joining our Core Database Product Management team, more specifically the TPM (Technical Product Manager) team led by Luis.
In my new jobrole I will be focusing on SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse, codenamed "Madison".
With great honor I will be working closely with our SQLCAT team, engineering and product team, and our entire inbound and outbound marketing team.
SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse is a highly scalable appliance for enterprise data warehousing that uses massively parallel processing (MPP) to deliver the high performance and scalability on SQL Server 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008 and industry-standard hardware.
The MPP architecture helps enable better scalability, better and more predictable performance, reduced risk and a lower cost per terabyte than other DW solutions.
So rather than talking TB we are talking Petabytes.
I tried to explain that to my mom last night, but not really sure she got it.
I can't wait to get my hands dirty and start working with a team that inspired and motivated me working with SQL Server over the past couple of years.