Data Warehouse and modern Big Data appliances may be difficult to compare, given that each of the competing solutions come preconfigured with their proprietary compute and storage configurations, traditional databases and open source file systems, and other varying specifications. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Microsoft® Corporation to review and contrast data warehouse and big data analytics offerings from five leading vendors. In this updated whitepaper aimed at IT decision makers, the firm compared each vendor’s appliances based on publicly-available costs and specification data. On a TCO-to-performance scale, Microsoft Analytics Platform System was seen as the most cost-effective appliance providing high performance and great value.Download
Data Warehouse appliances may be difficult to compare and contrast, given that the different preconfigured solutions come with a variety of available storage and other specifications. Value Prism Consulting, a management consulting firm, was engaged by Microsoft® Corporation to review several data warehouse solutions, to compare and contrast several offerings from a variety of vendors. The firm compared each appliance based on publicly-available price and specification data, and on a price-to-performance scale, Microsoft’s SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse is the most cost-effective appliance.Download
Companies considering a new enterprise-level database system must navigate a number of variables which can add significant costs to their acquisition. To assist organizations in the decision process, Microsoft commissioned an independent thirdparty consultant, Value Prism Consulting, to conduct a transparent, realistic comparison of the licensing costs of the three leading enterprise relational database management systems: Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle 10g, and IBM DB2. This paper presents a summary of the differences in base licensing costs in addition to
the costs of optional add-on products, the impact of different vendor approaches to licensing multicore processors and alternative operating systems.