Customers are speaking up in the IT industry about the need for support of unstructured data and SQL, and at least one company is in the lead with responding to those requests. HP Enterprise Data Warehouse Appliance is releasing a new version with customer requested improvements, according to “You Asked! We Heard! HP Enterprise Data Warehouse is Now Optimized for SQL PDW Software” on HP’s company blog.
The improvements have enhanced the service to provide support for SQL along with faster memory and response. Other enhancements include:
*Intel Core Microarchitecture Sandy Bridge processors used in HP ProLiant Gen 8 servers (see the HP Technology Brief titled Innovative technologies in HP ProLiant Gen8 servers)
*More memory per compute node (128GB in V1.4 vs. 64GB in V1.3 per Compute node)
*Faster memory in each server
*Larger tempdb space
*AU3.5 software more effectively taking advantage of Proliant Gen8 processor cores by exploiting NUMA technology to a greater degree.
We are pleased to see a leader in search technology show such a positive response to consumer requests for improvements. The technology connects to Apache Hadoop to support Big Data requirements, both structured and unstructured. Insight enabling infrastructure is available to improve query response times and support data in all sources and all forms.
Andrea Hayden, October 2, 2012