Sunday, March 08, 2009

SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse

On 23rd of Feb 2008, icrosoft announced SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse, a new set of Reference Architectures for SQL Server 2008 that enables customers to accelerate their Data Warehouse deployments and reduce cost.

I would like to hear anybody who have got experience with this. The hightlight of this annoncement is that customers will be able to start data warehouse design with templates provided by Avanade, Hitachi Consulting and Cognizant and HP. Once I looked at them I will love to post how good/user friendly it is and how good the templates are at helping you in acheiving a data warehouse that satisfies your specific business needs.

As per the anouncement the the highlights are I qoute "

Seven new Reference Architectures with storage capacities from 4 to 32 TB were unveiled in partnership with HP, Dell and Bull. Developed and tested by Microsoft, these architectures use balanced hardware optimized for Data Warehousing. As a result customers will get

* Better price performance than competitive solutions. Fast Track Data Warehouse offers similar performance to the competition at 1/5th the price
* Faster time to value and lower cost to setup and configure
* Better performance out of box through pre-tested hardware.

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