What you need to know about Madison


Overview

Microsoft® SQL Server® Project code-named “Madison” is a highly scalable data warehouse appliance that delivers performance at low cost through a massively parallel processing (MPP).

Key Features

  • Data warehouse scalability into the petabyte range
  • Low cost of ownership through industry standard hardware
  • Appliance model simplifies deployment and maintenance
  • Integrates with existing SQL Server 2008 data warehouses via hub-and-spoke architecture
  • Greater ROI from BI investments through integration with SQL Server 2008
  • Reduced risk through use of redundant, industry standard hardware
  • Balanced reference architectures deliver predictable performance
  • Better agility and business alignment through hub and spoke architecture

More on: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/madison.aspx

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