Microsoft announced SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 at TDWI World Conference in Las Vegas. Fast Track Data Warehouse is a set of Reference Architectures that help customers and Partners reduce time to solution and cost. Fast Track also provides significantly increased performance and scale through pre-tested and pre-tuned configurations.
For partners, FTDW 3.0 breaks new ground by offering tools to build and test their own Reference Architectures. Microsoft validates all tested configurations for conformity with Fast Track guidelines. As a result Partners now have more control and flexibility as they can design and test their own configurations. In addition they can now build Fast Track solutions that are clearly differentiated from their competitors' offerings.
Microsoft has three key Data Warehouse offerings including SQL Server 2008 R2, FTDW and Parallel Data Warehouse. Together, these offerings enable customers to scale their warehouses from gigabytes to hundreds of terabytes on a SQL Server platform.
Fast Track helps customers to scale up to tens of terabytes while Parallel Data Warehouse is ideal for workloads with hundreds of terabytes and very high performance. Finally, Microsoft has a unique Distributed Architecture that supports Data Warehouses deployed on both Fast Track and Parallel Data Warehouse.
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