Yellowfin architect, Peter Damen talks Big Data analytics with SQL Server 2012
What do Microsoft and Yellowfin have in common? Stumped? It’s ok. It’s Friday. I’ll just give you the answer.
The latest release of Yellowfin’s Business Intelligence (BI) software (Yellowfin 6.1), had a large focus on equipping organizations with the support required to realize their Big Data analytics initiatives, offering support for a greater range of databases including D3, Connection Cloud, Lucid, Greenplum, Hadoop, SAP Hana, Vertica and SAS dataset connection.
Microsoft’s latest iteration of its relational database application, SQL Server 2012, did the same.
SQL Server 2012 incorporates a number of enhancements specifically designed to improve BI performance and stability for organizations analyzing Big Data. New additions include complete fault tolerance and disaster recovery with its ‘AlwaysOn’ feature, as well as significant performance improvements for analytics and data warehousing (of 10x – 100x) with its new ‘xVelocity’ in-memory technologies, which allows users to explore unprecedented amounts of data in real-time.