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+ - What is a Business Decision Appliance anyway?->

Submitted by brittjohnston
brittjohnston (162092) writes "My team at Microsoft works closely with a team at HP building the actual appliances announced last week. This is the first appliance that empowers anyone to do serious BI analysis. The HP Business Decision Appliance (HPBDA) is designed to support 80-150 concurrent users (doing what we call Self-Service BI) in a 1U server (24 cores/96GB memory) with all the storage required inside the appliance. The appliance is configured to provide backup storage initially. The HPBDA from cardboard box to production takes less than an hour to configure and the only pre-req is existing AD infrastructure.

Here is an unboxing video which can help understand what we're talking about.

Considering it can take months to design and build one of these solutions starting from scratch (choosing approach/software/hardware/tuning/etc) we're hoping this enables many organizations to rapidly deploy powerful BI capabilities.

Look forward to hearing what everyone thinks.

Britt...

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Britt Johnston"

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Comment: Any feedback on the actual appliances? (Score 1) 112

by brittjohnston (#34971410) Attached to: MicroHP — the New IT Giant?

As someone from Microsoft who works closely with a team at HP building the actual appliances mentioned discussed here, I'd love more feedback on the HP Business Decision Appliance (HPBDA) mentioned here. The appliance is designed to support 80-150 concurrent PowerPivot users (doing what we call Self-Service BI) in a 1U server (24 cores/96GB memory) with all the storage required inside the appliance. The appliance is configured to provide backup storage initially. The HPBDA from cardboard box to production takes less than an hour to configure and the only pre-req is existing AD infrastructure.

Here are product details to learn more and an unboxing video which can help understand what we're talking about.

Considering it can take months to design and build one of these yourself starting from scratch (choosing approach/software/hardware/tuning/etc) we're hoping this enables many of you to deliver a very cool capability called PowerPivot to your own organizations with minimal effort because of this.

Look forward to hearing what everyone thinks.

Britt...

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MicroHP — the New IT Giant? 112

Posted by Soulskill
from the like-peanut-butter-and-shards-of-glass dept.
storagedude writes "Although it may have gone unnoticed by most IT industry watchers, this week's announcement from Microsoft and HP that the two have combined on integrated appliances for corporate business intelligence and email could be the start of a closer relationship between the two IT giants as they seek to counteract the growing hardware and software dominance of IBM and Oracle. From the article: 'Combine Microsoft and HP — call it MicroHP — and what do you have? A full Windows-plus-Linux scale-out hardware and software lineup, with an exceptionally strong position both in SaaS/public cloud and data centers, and a huge presence on the business desktop. This would allow such a combined entity to produce well-tuned appliances for such hot areas as BI/analytics — as Microsoft and HP have just done.'"

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