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  • When we think about the key challenges we are addressing with Application and Multi-Server Management, we see the following challenges on the rise:Managing individual physical resourcesWhat this means is: DBAs are currently managing disparate physical resources versus managing by application or the logical layer. When DBAs receive a call that something is wrong with say the finance app, in most cases, they need to reference multiple spreadsheets and run several scripts to determine which applications live on which instances so they can start to put the puzzle together and determine where the issues might lie.The net result: When issues do arise, the lack of centralized tools and the focus on physical assets makes troubleshooting extremely time-consuming.One of the most important challenges we’re addressing is, Hardware is not being optimizedToday, within SQL Server, there is no single unit of management that DBAs can use to better understand the utilization of instances or the elements in the data-tier of an application. Instead, customers need to pay for third-party tools or not gain insights.Therefore, DBAs and their teams are finding it difficult to gain insight into their resources and proactivelymanage resource utilization. This affects their ability to optimize hardware and predict which servers might be running with 90% capacity and which applications might be running hot and take action before there’s an issue. And lastly, With regards to IT and Development SilosWe hear when we talk to customers that in many cases these silos exist across the organization. In some cases, these employees don’t know even each other. Developers are building their data-tier apps in a silo and handing over multiple scripts to DBAs for them to decipher requirements and deploy the application to instances. The net result, developer intentions could be lost in translation and this results in a lot of application deployment trial and error for the DBAs.
  • Furthermore, industry trends are contributing to these growing challenges.<click 1x for animation>First, the number of database applications are increasing at a faster rate than DBA resources. <click 1x for animation> Meanwhile, hardware computing capacities are exploding, leaving a large majority of servers tremendously under-utilized.<Click 1x for animation>We believe solving the problems resulting from these trends are toIncrease visibility into server sprawlIncrease hardware utilization through consolidationIncrease the database to DBA ratioWe’ll accomplish this through managing applications via categoriesSome companies categorize their applications by Bronze, Silver, Gold or Tier 3, Tier 2, Tier 1…Tier 1 being Line of Business applicationsWe’ll also help remove procedural management by turning the tables and proactively manage by intent or by policyThrough this we’ll achieve increased automationAnd lastly, we want to improve the application management processTo help streamline deployments, moves, changes over time
  • So let’s look at how we’re tackling these challenges. With Microsoft’sinvestments in Application and Multi-Server Management, DBA teams will gain more visibility and controlover their databaseenvironment: Through extensions of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), DBAs will quicklydiscover instances across their environment and enroll targets into central management where built-in policies track utilization thresholds. These capabilities will help DBAs more efficiently optimize their server environment. A new central management point delivers insights into utilization to help showcase consolidation opportunities. What’s more, this utilization data will provide the necessary insights to help manage more proactively, ultimately improving service levels.Furthermore, integration with Visual Studio will help streamline administration efficienciesand enable a single unit of management that packagesdatabase schema with developer intent. This raises the level of abstraction and improves collaboration across development and IT and results in accelerated deployments.Now let’s take a closer look at each of these promises and concepts in more detail…
  • As I mentioned before, DBA teams will gain more visibility and control over their environment through new extensions in SQL Server Management Studio.DBAs will be able to quickly and easily discoverSQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 instances through a new central management point, offering a central inventory of their SQL Server environment.New wizards will allow DBAs to quickly enroll them into centralized multi-server management, and within about 15 minutes have insights into databaseutilization.
  • Once instances are enrolled, DBAs can set policies to define desired utilization thresholds across target servers or applications within a new central management point.DBAs can set capacity policies around the health of their applications and instances. This will tell the utility to reason over utilization data and indicate health status through dashboard viewpoints.<Click 1x to animate>Dashboard viewpoints will provide real-time insight into application and hardware utilization and policy violation to help identify consolidation opportunities, maximize investments and ultimately maintain healthy systems.
  • <Click 1x for animation>Integration with Visual Studio offers a new database project type that packages database schema with application requirements while built-in developmenttools will help improve overall data-tier application quality. Policy-Based Management is extended through these new capabilities in Visual Studio allowing developers to define deployment requirements or intent within their database projects—for example, the application requires spatial data support and at least 20 gigs of free space to allow for growth. This integration enables a single unit of management for DBAs to deploy database applicationsto available servers that meet deployment criteria. This helps significantlystreamline deployments, moves and changes by reducing the amount of trial and error associated with typical database application deployments.<Click 3 times for animation>And here’swhere the incremental value lay for Application and Multi-Server Management, in the future, with the single unit of management in place and client machines pointing to these units instead of physical assets, moves and upgrades will be significantly streamlined. From the central management point, DBAs can simply identify the application that needs to move, locate another instance that meets the deployment requirements, and move it. The client machines simply follow the application unit to the new instance removing the manual need to redefine those connections.
  • We just learned a lot of new concepts, so before we dive into a quick demo of the capabilities, I want to drive home some key points that I believe are of most value to you (to customers).New wizards in SQL Server Management Studio walk DBAs through enrolling applications and instances into central management – this can literally take minutes and doesn’t require third party service engagements.Once servers and applications are enrolled, utilization data is set to update every 15 minutes. This means DBAs can almost immediately gain insight into utilization data and begin working on consolidation plans.Introducing a single unit of management removes the laborious task of manually locating and identifying disparate pieces of the data-tier application, in the future, DBAs will identify an application candidate to move, the system will reason over the utility for available instances that meet the criteria, and voila a move is quickly made.
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    • 1. What Is New In
      Danny Ravid SQL & BI Practice Leader ,Glasshouse Ltd.
    • 2. What is New In One Slide
      SQL Engine/SSMS
      Application & Multi Server Management
      Unicode Compression
      Master Data Services
      BI
      Project Gemini – Self Service Analysis
      Report Builder 3.0 – Self Service Reporting
      Fast Track Data Warehouse Reference Architectures (already available from march 2009).
      StreamInsight Technology. (CTP2 released).
      Project Madison (will be released separately).
    • 3. & Project codenamed “Madison”
      Scale with Confidence
      Empower
      End Users
      Improve
      IT Efficiency
      Project codenamed “Madison”
      • Lower management cost
      • 4. Enhance IT Governance
      • 5. Enable real-time insight
      • 6. Improve resource utilization
      • 7. Reduce $ cost/TB
      • 8. Predictable performance
      • 9. HW flexibility & choice
      • 10. Reduce deployment risk
      • 11. Reduce dependence on IT
      • 12. Greater re-use of insights
      • 13. Lower training time & cost
      • 14. Faster time to decision
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
      3
    • 15. & Project codenamed “Madison”
      Scale with Confidence
      Empower
      End Users
      Improve
      IT Efficiency
      Project codenamed “Madison”
      • App deployment meta-data
      • 16. Multi-server management
      • 17. Master Data Services
      • 18. Complex Event Processing
      • 19. Support for up to 256 cores
      • 20. MPP Support for 100TB+ DW(Massively Parallel Processing)
      • 21. Appliance-like DW on industry standard HW
      • 22. Hub & Spoke Architecture
      • 23. Multi-Temperature
      • 24. Excel based In-mem Analytics
      • 25. Self Service Reporting
      • 26. Re-usable report parts
      • 27. End user app. management
      • 28. SharePoint Publishing & Hosting
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
      4
    • 29. Today&apos;s Challenges
      Managing individual
      physical resources
      IT and Development Silos
      Hardware not
      optimized
      Time-consuming to troubleshoot and error prone
      Lack of information sharing and coordination
      Application deployment trial and error
      Challenges with impact analysis and resource planning
      5
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
    • 30. Trends: People vs. Hardware
      Trends
      Solutions
      • Increase visibility into server sprawl
      • 31. Increase hardware utilization
      • 32. Consolidate and isolate
      • 33. Increase DB to DBA ratio
      • 34. Manage via categories
      • 35. Bronze, Silver, Gold
      • 36. Manage by intent (policies)
      • 37. Automate
      • 38. Improve application management process
      • 39. Streamline deployments, moves, changes
      • 40. Number of database apps increasing at a higher rate than DBAs
      • 41. Overburdened DBAs
      • 42. Hardware computing capacity exploding
      • 43. Underutilized hardware
      Underutilized hardware
      Hardware computing capacity
      Overburdened Administrators
      Number of database apps
      Number of DBA’s
      1990
      2000
      2010
      6
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
    • 44. IntroducingApplication and Multi-server Management
      Visibility and
      Control
      Administration Efficiencies
      Environment
      Optimization
      Discovery and transparency
      Manage instances and applications by policy
      Identify consolidation opportunities, reduce costs
      Improve service levels
      Collaboration with development
      Accelerated deployments
      7
    • 45. Control
      Optimization
      Efficiencies
      Benefits
      Gain Visibility and Control
      Discover and enroll instances
      2000, 2005, and 2008
      New wizards in SSMS
      Management Studio
      SQL Utility
      Database Administrator
      Central management
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
      8
    • 46. Control
      Optimization
      Efficiencies
      Customer Benefits
      Client
      Environment Optimization
      Define utilization policies
      Gain resource insights
      Consolidation opportunities
      “Finance”
      Management Studio
      SQL Utility
      Database Administrator
      Central management
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
      9
    • 47. Control
      Optimization
      Efficiencies
      Customer Benefits
      Client
      Administration Efficiencies
      Integration with Visual Studio
      Enables single unit of management
      Streamlined deployments, moves, upgrades
      Data-Tier Developer
      “Finance”
      Management Studio
      Database Administrator
      SQL Utility
      Central management
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
      10
    • 48. Key Take Aways
      Wizards enable DBAs to quickly set up
      No service engagement required
      Utilization data available within15 minutes
      Accelerates consolidation efforts
      Single unit of management for deployments, moves, changes over time
      11
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
    • 49. Application &
      Multi-Server Management
      demo
    • 50. 13
      Unicode Compression
      Uses Standard Compression Scheme for Unicode (SCSU) algorithm.
      supports nchar(n) and nvarchar(n) data types . (MAX types not supported even if in row)
      SQL Server 2008 R2 can save up to 50 percent in Unicode storage space.(For Some Locales)
      If using 2008 R1 Page/Row Compression ,best practice is to rebuild Table to achieve maximum compression when upgrading to R2.
    • 51. Unicode Compression
      demo
    • 52. Empowering end users through “Managed Self-Service BI”
      End User Empowerment
      IT Management & Compliance
      +
      “Managed Self Service BI” delivered through:
      • Self Service Analysis - Project “Gemini”
      • 53. Self Service Reporting
      • 54. Sharing, Collaboration & Resource Management
      • 55. Application & Multi-Server Management
      15
      Microsoft Confidential—Preliminary Information Subject to Change
    • 56. Project GeminiSelf Service Analysis
    • 57. Project Gemini
      Gemini enables users to perform self-service analysis and intuitively build their own BI solutions
      Allows easy sharing and collaboration on Personal BI results 
      The new capabilities will enable end users to directly access, analyze, personalize, and share data using the familiar tools of Excel and SharePoint with minimal dependence on IT
      Key enabling technologies in Gemini include:  Excel-hosted Gemini client Self-service Data Preparation; In-memory store; SharePoint mid-tier for Publishing, Collaboration and Management
    • 58. Rein in the &quot;Spreadmarts&quot;
      • Excel is the IW tool of choice
      • 59. Excel is a problem - “unmanageable”
      • 60. Excel is sticky – users “can’t quit it”
      • 61. Why not make Excel part of the solution?
      • 62. Include Excel as part of a complete BI solution
      • 63. Structured and manageable
      • 64. Give IT insight into its usage
      • 65. Provide IT with the technology to
      • 66. Have insight and management
      • 67. Provide clear value
      • 68. Without being a bottleneck
      • 69. Enable managed Self-Service
    • Microsoft Business IntelligenceInvestment Strategy
      Low Total Cost of Ownership
      Leverage your existing Infrastructure
    • 70. Gemini Technologies
    • 71. Grandad’s “flash drive”
      Our State-of-the-Art Data Center
    • 72. Interactive and Scalable
    • 73. IW Producer
    • 74. IW Consumer
    • 75. IT Pro
    • 76. Project Gemini
      demo
    • 77. End User Empowerment  Self Service Reporting
      27
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
    • 78. End User Report Authoring
      More powerful Ad-hoc querying and reporting
      Empowers end users to easily design queries, reports and charts independently of IT
      Decreases time and costs developing “on demand” reports
      Enables timely access to information to make better decisions
      Enhanced Report Models
      Simplifies end user report creation
      Create reports in minutes!
      28
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
    • 79. Geospatial Visualization
      Rich visualization of geospatial data
      Mapping, Routing, Custom Shapes, …
      Support for SQL Spatial
      Integration with Virtual Earth tiles
      “Mash up” business information with geographic representation
      Get more value out of existing data
      29
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
    • 80. Maps in Reporting Services
      30
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
    • 81. Sharing & Collaboration
      End User Productivity
      Accelerate report creation by leveraging existing content objects (“Grab & Go”)
      Queries, Tables, Charts, Maps, Gauges, Logos
      Sync updates with published content objects
      Significantly decrease report production time
      Increase end user adoption
      Collaborate with Confidence
      Provide central location for sharing and editing content objects
      Share content “owned” by departmental business experts with others across the organization
      Efficiently maintain departmental templates and ensure consistency
      IT Efficiency
      Spend less time building reports; create objects once for broad re-use
      Empower end users to create reports independently of IT
      Expose report as managed data source for desktop analytics
      Publish predefined queries and data
      31
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
    • 82. A Preview of “Grab & Go” Reporting
      demo
    • 83. 33
      StreamInsightTechnolgy
      http://blogs.msdn.com/streaminsight/archive/2009/08/20/streaminsight-goes-public.aspx
    • 84. 34
      Project Madison (Datallegro)
      • Highly-specialized grid of servers being pulled together to collectively form a DW appliance
      • 85. Data warehouse scalability into the petabyte range
      • 86. Low cost of ownership through industry standard hardware
      • 87. Appliance model simplifies deployment and maintenance
      • 88. Integrates with existing SQL Server 2008 data warehouses via hub-and-spoke architecture
      • 89. Greater ROI from BI investments through integration with SQL Server 2008
      • 90. Reduced risk through use of redundant, industry standard hardware
      • 91. Balanced reference architectures deliver predictable performance
    • 35
      Madison Architecture
    • 92. What is SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse?
      • A new offering to help Customers and Partners accelerate their Data Warehouse deployments
      • 93. Our offering includes (1) New DW Reference Architectures and (2) SI provided Templates for DW Solutions
      New Reference Architectures
      SI Solution Templates
      • New Reference Architectures for scale-up data warehousing on SQL Server 2008
      • 94. Each Reference Architecture has an optimized set of Hardware from key HW Partners – HP, Dell & Bull
      • 95. 7 Reference configurations to be announced at TDWI:
      • 96. HP: 3 reference configurations tested – Small (2-proc server), Medium (4-proc server) and Large (8-proc server)
      • 97. Dell: 2 Reference configurations tested - 2-proc and 4-proc server based
      • 98. Bull: 2 Reference configurations: 2-proc and 4-proc server based
      • 99. Industry or Horizontal templates to jump start Data Warehouse design
      • 100. SI Partners will tailor their Data Warehouse templates for new Reference Architectures
      • 101. E.g. industry solutions for Telecom or Retail
      • 102. 3 SI’s to announce solutions at TDWI:
      • 103. Accenture-Avanade, Hitachi Consulting and Congnizant
      36
      &lt;Session Name&gt; Microsoft NDA-only
    • 104. Why do we need new Reference Architectures?
      Current Reference Architectures are not ideal since:
      Not balanced
      Random I/O based
      Not predictably scalable
      New Reference Architectures are:
      Balanced across all components
      More tightly specified
      Based on Sequential I/O
      Lower in TCO
      Provide better scalability & performance out of the box
      Microsoft Confidential
    • 105. Roadmap Summary
      Accelerating delivery of incremental value and innovation
      Available Now
      SQL Server 2008
      Fast Track Data Warehouse Reference Architectures
      SA Value in H1 Calendar Year 2010
      Final packaging and pricing TBD
      SQL Server 2008 R2
      Self Service Analysis (Gemini) & Reporting
      Application & Multi-Server Management
      Master Data Services
      Low Latency Complex Event Processing
      Support for up to 256 cores
      Project “Madison” (DATAllegro)
      Upgrade option from SQL Server Enterprise
      24-36 months from SQL Server 2008
      Next major release of SQL Server
      Preliminary Information Subject to Change
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    • 106. © 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.

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