Microsoft Corp. has unveiled the next generation of SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server code-named "Denali," and made available SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse. As noted in this news release on MarketWatch, the company also announced the new Microsoft Critical Advantage Program (MCAP), which provides an end-to-end experience across the complete life cycle of mission-critical appliances, such as SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse.
"SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse is pre-architected to deliver simplicity for organizations' most mission-critical data warehouse needs. The massively parallel processing architecture is pre-tuned and preconfigured to enable distributed query processing for the highest levels of performance. Microsoft is making its Parallel Data Warehouse appliance offering available to customers with choice in hardware, today in partnership with HP and in the future through other partnerships with companies such as Bull. Through deep interoperability with the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) platform, customers can deliver managed self-service BI solutions to everyone in the organization."