The Microsoft Analytics Platform System is your turnkey big data analytics appliance combining a high performance MPP SQL Server data warehouse with Hadoop into a single solution that offers seamless integration for of all of your data.
The Analytics Platform System brings Microsoft’s massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehouse technology–the SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW)–together with HDInsight, Microsoft’s 100% Apache Hadoop distribution, and delivers it as a turnkey appliance. To integrate data from SQL Server PDW with data from Hadoop, APS offers the PolyBase data querying technology.
PolyBase provides a fundamental breakthrough in data processing by enabling seamless integration between traditional data warehouses and “big data” deployments.
Go beyond your traditional SQL Server deployment with PDW’s massively parallel processing appliance that can handle the extremes of your largest mission critical requirements.
Unlike other vendors in the data warehousing space who deliver a high-end appliance at a high price, Microsoft engineered PDW for optimal value through software innovations which result in a lower cost for the appliance.