Data Warehouse Appliance Hosts Hadoop On-Premises

Organizations considering deploying SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) and Hadoop may benefit from the Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS), a new data warehouse appliance announced on Apr. 15, 2014. The APS combines analysis of structured data (such as sales data) in PDW with unstructured data (such as activity data from social networks) in Hadoop. The APS (an on-premises system) offers potential security, performance, and administration advantages over previous Hadoop deployment options.

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