Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse provides significant performance boost from 10-100 X times faster for data loading operation.It minimized the cost of design with lower infrastructure requirements.It is designed to provide optimized performance on latest industry hardware.
Room for Improvement:
It requires significant infrastructure expertise to implement. Possibility of over specified storage or under specified CPU (need proper planning before starting implementation)It requires significant SQL Server expertise.
Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse is purposely built to provide high performance data warehousing. By adopting industry standard hardware it avoids vendor lock-in issue. It is best suited for mid-level to large scale organization.
Both hardware and software support is provided by Microsoft.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Sep 15 2014