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

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We’re pleased to share that Direct Edge, the United States’ fourth largest stock exchange, has chosen SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) to help manage the increasing volume of data acquired daily through its trading platforms. When the Direct Edge converted from an Electronic Communications Network (“ECN”) to a fully licensed stock exchange Read more

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Unisys Releases the First Pre-Packaged Data Warehouse Solution 

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Unisys releases high-performance SQL Server 2008 R2 pre-packaged DW solution with up to 50 TB Solid State Disk technology Unisys is the first in the market to offer a pre-packaged SQL Server optimized solution based on the new SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise or Datacenter Editions. The SQL Server Powerrack is the first high-end SQL Read more

Exhibiting at TDWI AND Celebrating the completion of the first technology preview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse…What a great week! 

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 The team is very happy to announce the completion of the first technology preview for SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse! Our new, massively scalable data warehousing solution is unique because it offers hardware flexibility with configurations from the major hardware vendors – Bull, Dell, EMC, HP and IBM. Parallel Data Warehouse also offers Read more

Microsoft named a leader Enterprise Data Warehousing marketing 

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Forrester Research has named Microsoft a leader in The Forrester Wave report: Enterprise Data Warehousing Platforms, Q1 2009 (February 2009). Forrester noted that “Microsoft’s substantial presence in the DBMS, OLAP, portal, spreadsheet, collaboration, and browser markets provide a strong competitive advantage.” The report continued to say that “Microsoft will leverage these positions to deliver its Read more

SQL Server 2008 performs 1 trillion row query in seconds at BI Conference 

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The Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle is buzzing today as Microsoft kicks off its second annual Business Intelligence Conference. Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop took the stage to speak to more than 2,500 customers and partners about end-user empowerment, self-service BI, and people-ready BI, followed by Ted Kummert, corporate vice president Read more

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7 New SQL Server 2008 Technical Articles 

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The following are 7 new deep technical articles focused on SQL Server 2008: Best Practices for Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/cc719165(SQL.100).aspx There is considerable evidence that successful data warehousing projects often produce a very high return on investment. Over the years a great deal of information has been collected about the factors that Read more

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