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HP and Microsoft announce a new Superdome X Reference Configuration Guide for SQL Server 2014 

HP recently announced (see HP Announcement) the certification of the powerful scale-up Superdome X server. It is purposefully designed to support the most demanding, critical workloads for Windows Server and support for SQL Server as it is certified to run on Windows Server and provide support for SQL Server. HP, in collaboration with Microsoft, is...

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Architecture of the Microsoft Analytics Platform System 

In today’s world of interconnected devices and broad access to more and more data, the ability to glean ambient insight from the variety of data sources has been made quite hard by the variety and speed with which data is being delivered. Think about it for a minute, your servers continue to provide interesting data...

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SQL Server 2014 and HP Sets Two World Records for Data Warehousing Leading In Both Performance and Price/Performance 

Yesterday we talked about how we are delivering real-time performance to customers in every part of the platform.  I’m excited to announce another example of where we are delivering this to customers in conjunction with one of our partners. Microsoft and Hewlett Packard broke two world records in TPC-H 10 Terabyte and 3 Terabyte benchmarks for...

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The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating Fast Time to Solution Technologies 

In the 10th episode of the Behind the Scenes series, it’s time to talk about reducing complexity and accelerating time to solution with turn-key appliances and cloud offerings. In the episode below, Britt Johnston (@BrittJohnston), Principal Group Manager shares what he has heard from customers recently when talking about the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance...

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Recap from PASS Summit 2011 

We had a great week at PASS Summit 2011, a SQL Server and BI user conference. During the day 1 keynote Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Platform Decision, talked about Microsoft’s roadmap for helping customers manage and analyze any data, of any size, anywhere — on premises, and in the private or...

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HP Won as the 2011 Data Platform Partner of the Year! 

We are very proud to announce our Data Platform Partner of the year as HP!  This marks a large milestone in HP’s partnership with Microsoft in the Application Platform area with the significant joint investment of $250MM in the HP-Microsoft Infrastructure to Applications initiative and with dedicated resources in engineering, product, sales, marketing, channel and...

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