SQL Server 2008: Enter the Data Collector!

Wednesday Jun 11th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

SQL Server 2008 includes many new relational engine enhancements. Data Collector is one such improvement; it's an easy-to-configure, out-of-the-box PDW that can help you manage your data more efficiently than ever.

[From SQL Server Magazine]

The Performance Data Warehouse (PDW) isn't a new idea; however, it's rarely implemented. A PDW is the idea or concept of applying business intelligence (BI) solution architectures to a DBA’s informational requirements. A DBA needs information, such as query statistics, server activity, and disk usage that's relevant to his or her database systems.

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