SQL Server Performance

Microsoft's Acquisition of DATAllegro

Discussion in 'EditorsBlog' started by shanetasker, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. shanetasker New Member

    Another week goes by and another acquisition occurs that will directly impact future releases of SQL Server. Hot on the heels of purchasing the database semantics company Zoomix, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of DATAllegro. DATAllegro is a company that specialises in providing Data Warehouse appliances. I am sure that Microsoft is not preparing to enter the Data Warehouse appliance market; however, the technology behind DATAllegro will provide the ability for SQL Server to deliver high performance Data Warehouses without the need to use expensive servers.
    One area where other vendors have excelled in the Data Warehouse market is the ability to use and exploit shared-nothing, massively parallel processing architecture. Doug Henderson had an interesting comment on what this acquisition will mean for the SQL Server Data Warehouse market. His comment was that with the help of hardware and distribution partners, Microsoft intends to leapfrog Oracle and step up to high-scale data warehouse deployments. How do you think this technology will be utilised in future versions or SQL Server?
    - Peter Ward

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