HP Business Data Warehouse Appliance

HP Business Data Warehouse Appliance The Microsoft and HP Business Data Warehouse appliance Optimized for SQL Server 2008 R2, provides the best performance possible for data mart and small data warehouse workloads with data volumes of up to 5 TB. The appliance helps reduce the time and cost of implementing a data warehouse through deployment…

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Fourth Largest US Stock Exchange, Direct Edge, Looks to SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse for Big Data Needs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/06/03/fourth-largest-us-stock-exchange-direct-edge-looks-to-sql-server-parallel-data-warehouse-for-big-data-needs.aspx Recent tests on their data showed dramatic gain in performance, with up to 163 times improvement in query performance and data loading speeds of up to 1 TB per hour In addition, their testing data shows the solution generates reports in under 15 minutes, for what used to take over four hours Also posted…

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SQL 2008 R2 and PowerPivot Training in Aus – May/June 2010

Peter Ward and Wardy IT have launched some upcoming training courses: This is from there newsletter: SQL Server Training Schedule It is not too late to register for our Q2 training courses, including Australia’s first PowerPivot training courses. WARDY IT Solutions has developed the following exclusive SQL Server courses including the first PowerPivot training course…

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Windows Azure Platform AppFabric now commercially available

ATTENTION: Windows Azure platform AppFabric has transitioned to commercial availability on April 12th 2010, and is now a fully SLA-supported paid service. Customers who use AppFabric will be notified of their usage, as charges have begun accruing as of 11:00 PM (UTC) on April 12, 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/appfabric/

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SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM

It’s somewhat old new now but in case you were unaware SQL 2008 R2 has Released to Manufacturing (RTM). Official press here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/sqlserver/ “Welcome to the Microsoft SQL Server News Center! We are excited to inform you that SQL Server 2008 R2 has released to manufacturing, meaning customers will get it through our distribution channels…

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