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8 Big Data Deployments In Detail

What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
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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

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