TDWI Audio Report: Data Warehouse Appliances Drawing Interest

A data warehouse appliance integrates software and hardware into a single solution from one vendor. The costs and complexities of integrating systems are making appliances increasingly attractive. According to John Santaferraro, marketing manager for HP’s BI portfolio, industry analysts now recommend customers consider a data warehouse appliance. In this interview, Santaferraro discusses what’s behind that advice and offers tips on selecting an appliance.

The popularity of data warehouse appliances is growing as systems increase in complexity, but we’ve barely seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential for data warehouse appliances, according to John Santaferraro, marketing manager for HP’s BI portfolio. Santaferraro discusses the growing popularity of appliances and offers stresses the importance of considering hidden costs when calculating total cost of ownership.

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