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SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns, Second Edition by Michelle Ufford, Jessica Moss, Matt Masson, Tim Mitchell, Andy Leonard

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CHAPTER 8

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Loading a PDW Region in APS

SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) is Microsoft’s massively parallel processing (MPP) offering and is available as part of Microsoft’s Analytics Platform System (APS). APS is a turnkey solution focused on big data analytics. It offers two regions, or software options, to customers: PDW and HDInsight, which is Microsoft’s 100% Apache Hadoop distribution. PDW is built upon the SQL Server platform, although it is a separate product with a build of SQL Server specifically designed to support MPP operations.

Massively Parallel Processing

As the name suggests, massively parallel processing (MPP) uses multiple ...

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