Introducing Project Madison
Madison is a highly scalable, highly available appliance for enterprise data warehousing for data volumes in the petabyte range. Madison uses massively parallel processing (MPP) to deliver high performance and scalability on a platform based on SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008, and industry-standard hardware. In this session, we'll review the concepts and principles behind Madison, provide a functional overview of the appliance, demonstrate how the appliance distributes data and queries for optimum performance and provide a timeline of major milestones.
Thomas has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5 and performance tuned cubes since OLAP Server 7.0. He has worked on some of the largest cubes in the world. Performing fast loading of warehousing and removing every bottleneck is one of Thomas specialties. He holds a master degree in computer science and has 10+ years of experience with developer coaching and scalable architectures on both OLTP and OLAP systems.
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