Official News from Microsoft’s Information Platform
Today February 14, 2011 Microsoft announced SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 at TDWI World Conference in Las Vegas. Fast Track Data Warehouse is a set of Reference Architectures that help customers and Partners reduce time to solution and cost. Fast Track also provides significantly increased performance and scale through pre-tested and pre-tuned configurations.
For partners, Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 breaks new ground by offering tools to build and test their own Reference Architectures. Microsoft validates all tested configurations for conformity with the Fast Track guidelines. As a result Partners now have more control and flexibility as they can design and test their own configurations. In addition they can now build Fast Track solutions that are clearly differentiated from their competitors’ offerings.
Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 offers customers:
We are seeing remarkable adoption of Fast Track with customers in several countries including the US, UK, France, Germany, Denmark and S. Korea. Our customers represent over 10 industries including telecommunications, retail, healthcare, travel, media & entertainment. In some cases, Fast Track Data Warehouse is helping customers reduce their DW costs by over 50% without compromising on performance and scalability. Fast Track details - www.microsoft.com/fasttrack
Microsoft has three key Data Warehouse offerings including SQL Server 2008 R2, Fast Track Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse. Together, these offerings enable customers to scale their warehouses from gigabytes to hundreds of terabytes on a SQL Server platform. Fast Track helps customers to scale up to tens of terabytes while Parallel Data Warehouse is ideal for workloads with hundreds of terabytes and very high performance. Finally, Microsoft has a unique Distributed Architecture that supports Data Warehouses deployed on both Fast Track and Parallel Data Warehouse.
Yesterday was the official kick off of the Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) World Conference 2011 in Las Vegas. For all of those TDWI attendees out there come to Booth #203!
· SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse
· SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse
· SQL Server 2008 R2