Technology preview of Project “Madison,” is available to select customers. Ten customers from 7 industries’re already participating, and are loading data at rates of 1 TB per hour and processing query executions at over 1.5 TB per minute. Microsoft has successfully ported DATAllegro’s MPP data warehouse onto SQL Server 2008 with Windows Server 2008 as the operating system, enabling queries to run up to 5 times faster on the new port. Madison availability’s currently planned for the first half of calendar year 2010. For more information on registration for Madison technology previews, email.
“Madison is a highly scalable data warehouse appliance that offers customers high performance at low cost through a massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture for SQL Server. Unlike its competitors, Madison offers hardware flexibility with configurations from the major hardware vendors and low cost through industry standard hardware. Project Madison extends Microsoft investments in data warehousing and allows SQL Server data warehouses to scale out, from fewer than 50 gigabytes to over a petabyte of data.”