This session is a special one, and yes because of the subject matter but also because of the set-up of the session. It is split in two mini-sessions, one about New Technologies and an introduction to Parallel Datawarehouse:
This part of the session is all about the discovering the extremes of SQL Server.
First we will talk about the new SQL Servers In-memory technologies the updatable ColumnStore and Heckaton technology, both pushing the boundaries of SMB machines far beyond what we taught possible 3 years ago.
SQL Server PDW:
With the new SQL Servers In-memory technologies SQL Server pushes the SMB machines far, for some of us these boundaries are still to close for comfort.
So meet the scalable version of SQL Server, obliterating the limits of SMB machines. This is an introduction to SQL Server PDW, the next step in the (r)evolution of SQL Server, capable of running high performance data warehouse queries on big data even offering seamless integration with Hadoop using PolyBase.