SQL SErver PDW on anything but HP?

Category: sql server dw

Question

learningdba on Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:59:08


When I go to the MS web site for PDW, it shows all kinds of partners. But if you go and Google search, HP seems to be the only one playing here? I went to Dell site, nothing. Called Dell, had no idea. They all talk about Fast Track, but we are looking at pitting PDW H/W vendors against each other and seeing who offers the best value. Am I missing something?

Replies

Pete A Carter - Author Pro SQL Server Administrati on Fri, 24 Jun 2011 07:44:40


Hi LearningDBA,

 

HP only at this stage

The Dell model is coming but will have a slightly different look to it, 8 servers per rack instead of 10 beasue their disk arrays are 3U, not 2U

 

Hope this helps.

navogel on Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:58:28


Some info on Dell/EMC PDW here:

http://www.emc.com/collateral/customer-profiles/h7480-mclaren-cp.pdf

Matt Usher (MSFT) on Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:10:12


PDW is supported on HP and Dell. You can find the latest details on PDW running Dell hardware at the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/solutions-technologies/Appliances/Dell-pdw.aspx

Dell offers PDW appliances ranging in size from 1/3 rack up to 7 racks utilizing their latest 12th generation PowerEdge servers.