Monday, July 19, 2010

MS BI / Data Warehousing Hardware Estimation Tools

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HP is one of the leaders in manufacturing performance oriented hardware for data warehousing and related solutions. Even in Parallel Data warehouse and Windows Azure Platform Appliance solution, HP has been one of the hardware vendor partners.

This is very well known information. But one other information that many would not be aware is that HP also provides a set of free tools that helps in sizing the hardware and can be very valuable to estimating tasks. The first tool that HP offered long back was called "HP BI Sizer for SQL Server 2005/2008". Now HP provides three more tools which helps in different kinds of estimation in different environments. All these tools are wizard based, and on each step one is required to answer a few questions relative to the environment. At the end of the wizard you would be provided with the results and recommended capacity of hardware. As it's a HP tool, of course the recommendations would be a HP Server or HP hardware, but the benefit is one can get an estimate of the capacity of hardware that would be required for your target environment.

The great news is that these tools are FREE !! Download and check out these tools:

1) HP Fast Track Data Warehouse Sizer for Microsoft SQL Server 2008

2) HP Business Intelligence Sizer for SQL Server 2005/2008

3) HP ProLiant Transaction Processing Sizer for Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008

4) HP Integrity Server Transaction Processing Sizer for Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008


test said...

Very good resource for make good estimations.

test said...

Very good information.

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