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Challenge: Provisio needs to quickly scan an iTrials database with health-claim and medical-record information on more than 41 million US citizens
Old System: Microsoft SQL Server cluster
New System: ParAccel database on HP servers
Capacity: 7 terabytes before compression
Deployed: Late 2009
Notes: Column-store compression is said to have dramatically reduced database size and storage needs
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.