Data Warehouse on a Fast Track forwards
SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse is quickly gaining traction as a leading solution for delivering consistent, high performance data warehousing. It was launched in February 2009 with seven reference architectures from HP, Dell/EMC and Bull, offering a selection of architectures with storage capacities from 4 to 32 TB and up to 32 CPU cores. Customers have seen excellent price-performance, faster time to value, and consistently high performance right out of box through the pre-tested ‘appliance’ approach. The Fast Track systems are being deployed in both SME situations as a core data warehouse platform, and also in larger enterprises as part of a hub & spoke architecture. This session looks at the advantages of Fast Track, gives some case studies, talks about the practical considerations of an implementation, and also looks at what’s next for this new SQL Server platform.
Anthony has more than twenty-five years’ experience in IT. He was a co-founder of DATAllegro, the Data Warehouse appliance vendor acquired by Microsoft in 2008, where he established and ran the European operation. Prior to this he launched and managed the UK subsidiary for Business Process Management vendor Intalio. His background includes five years as an independent consultant helping technology vendors improve their sales processes and revenues, along with advising several successful start-ups on business planning and strategy - such as the prestigious UK based Chairman’s Network. Previous experience includes Sales Manager at Select Software Tools, and Product Manager for Texas Instruments, preceded by eight years in traditional application development roles in blue-chip organizations.