A fast track to data warehousing


Microsoft has joined with hardware partners Bull, Dell and HP to provide a new set of reference architectures for data warehousing that increases Microsoft SQL Server 2008 scalability up to 32 terabytes, and helps reduce the time and effort necessary to deploy mission-critical projects. The new SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse gives customers immediate access to pretested, preconfigured industry-standard hardware for as little as $13,000 per terabyte. The new configurations use symmetric multiprocessing architectures to build enterprise data warehouses on a standard platform, providing better capacity, price and same or better performance as comparable systems.


In addition, Microsoft is partnering with systems integrators Avanade, Cognizant Technology Solutions, HP and Hitachi Consulting to provide solution templates specially tailored for the new reference architectures.



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