SQL SErver PDW on anything but HP?

Category: sql server dw


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?


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:


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.


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