Microsoft ships CTP of Hadoop Connectors for SQL Server and Parallel Data Warehouse 

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Two weeks ago, Microsoft announced its commitment to Hadoop and promised to release new connectors to promote interoperability between Hadoop and SQL Server. Today we are announcing the availability of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of two connectors for Hadoop: The first is a Hadoop connector for SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) that enables Read more

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Parallel Data Warehouse News and Hadoop Interoperability Plans 

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Today, businesses are increasingly facing a “data deluge,” as the complexity and volume of data grows steadily. Meanwhile, IT continues to grapple with how to manage, store that data, as well as unlock the valuable business insights that data holds.  That’s why last November Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) – Read more


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


Microsoft ships the final Technology Preview for SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse 

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Today, Microsoft shipped the final Technology Preview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse and announced the Technology Adoption Program (TAP). Customers interested in joining the Technology Preview or the TAP, that officially starts now, should email This is a significant milestone on the integration of DATAllegro technology as Parallel Data Warehouse now 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

Enterprise scalability one focus for PASS 2009 Summit 

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This is a long post, but there is so much happening at PASS! During the opening keynote at the PASS 2009 Summit, Ted Kummert, senior vice president of the Business Platform Division, highlighted Microsoft’s continued commitment to mission critical workloads, announcing the upcoming delivery of the November CTP of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. Microsoft Read more