Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse
This session provides an overview of the new Data Warehousing capabilities in SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Edition. This new edition implements a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture on top of the robust scale-up capabilities of SQL Server to enable massive scale-out, into the tens and hundreds of terabytes, for the same low TCO SQL Server delivers. In collaboration with several hardware partners, SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse will provide an appliance-like solution that lets customers customize the system to conform to their existing hardware environment.
Richard Tkachuk is a Principal Program Manager on the Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse team. Richard has been with the PDW team since shortly after the acquisition of DATAllegro and helped ship the SQL Server PDW appliance. Richard has been a part of SQL Server with a focus on data warehousing for over ten years.