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TechEd 2012: SQL Server PDW and Big Data Sessions

2012 June 18
by Brian Mitchell

Building BI Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server PDW AU3

There was only one session at TechEd 2012 that focused solely on SQL Server 2008 R2 PDW. Artin Avanes and Matt Peebles presented a session on Building BI Solutions with Microsoft SLQ Server PDW AU3.  The first half of the session describes SQL Server PDW architecture and touches on design a bit.  The second part of the session was a dive into Microsoft’s vision into how SQL Server PDW integrates with BI tools both inside the Microsoft stack and outside, including a demo of using the Hadoop Connector for PDW.

Big Data, Big Deal?
A session not to be missed was Gert Drapers session on Big Data and PDW. The center of the session was in describing where tools such as Hadoop and SQL Server PDW sit in the tool box’s of data managers. Data comes in different flavors, some of it is structured and would benefit from a MPP system such as SQL Server PDW, but some of it is unstructured and may be best served in a NOSQL system such as Hadoop. Don’t take my word for it, check out Gert’s session!

2012/07/10 Update: Gerts Session is not currently available for streaming.
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2 Responses leave one →
  1. Sri permalink
    September 16, 2012

    I am the chapter leader of North Texas SQL Server user group. Can I get a copy of this slide deck. I would like to talk about PDW at my user group and this slide deck will help a lot. If you donot have the slide deck, can you please pass this message to the speakers Matt and Artin.

    Thank you so much for your help in advance.

    Please email me sri at ntssug dot com


  2. Brian Mitchell permalink*
    September 25, 2012

    Hi Sri,

    It’s not mine to share, but I will ask Matt and Artin if they can pass it along to you.


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