Data Warehouse Appliances – Microsoft & HP
Launched in January 2011 after a $250 million investment & joint engineering programme, the latest pre-tested and pre-optimised Appliances overcome the costs and risks of traditional implementations to deliver improved business agility from day one. The Appliances are already helping a number of their high profile customers cut operational costs while improving business agility and time to market.
- From a financial perspective – The price/performance of the Microsoft and HP Appliances can deliver lower TCO andfaster RoI, with their existing customers citing savings of up to $50,000 on their monthly data warehouse costs and achieving 80% faster reporting(source: Stein Mart). Furthermore, customers can leverage their existing Enterprise licensing agreements with both companies to reduce costs and simplify deployment.
- From a business perspective – Their joint solutions enable customers to deliver a ‘single version of the truth’ for data,increase data quality and reliability, and improve decision making & reporting, all using familiar & powerful Microsoft BI tools.
- From an IT perspective – As Microsoft and HP have already designed, tested, tuned and certified all hardware andsoftware components to ensure optimum performance (incl. scaling from 1TB to 500+TB of data), the Appliances reduce implementation risk andaccelerate speed of delivery compared with proprietary alternatives.