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Microsoft made several important announcements related to our SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) offerings last week.
Announcements were made on the SQL Server Team blog post Parallel Data Warehouse News and Hadoop Interoperability Plans.
PDW’s Appliance Update 2, offers customers several often requested T-SQL features, like support for multi-statement batches, T-SQL variables, temporary tables, conditional logic and control flow statements. In addition, two new high speed connectors are now available for Informatica and SAP Business Objects. Microstrategy already has a customized connector for PDW certified by Microsoft since November 2010. Combined, these new features enable customers to use PDW seamlessly in heterogeneous BI environments in addition to the existing integration with Microsoft BI products. Customers can now leverage existing investments in BI while expanding their Data Warehouse affordably with PDW.
The second update for SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse has already Released to Manufacture (RTM) and is now in the hands of our Hardware Vendors (HP and Dell).
The Dell PDW Appliance provides customer with yet another hardware option in Microsoft’s extensive partner offerings. The new Dell Parallel Data Warehouse appliance offers customers:
Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) last November to provide a complete, high-scale data warehousing solution that enterprises can use to manage and enable self-service business intelligence across the company with SQL Server.