IBM System x Business Intelligence Solutions for Small-Medium Businesses with Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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Abstract

Business intelligence (BI) can get a lot of attention as companies realize they have a vast amount of data that needs to be analyzed and that can be used to intelligently guide their business decisions going forward.

The issues that companies face today include:
* Data is spread out in different locations and in different formats.
* Data needs to be extracted, transformed, and integrated into one common database to be analyzed.
* When analyzed, reports need to be generated that can help executives make better business decisions.

IBM® has tested BI software components that ship with the Microsoft® SQL Server® product on System x® scale-up servers. In this IBM Redguide publication, we discuss three such tested reference configurations. These configurations highlight the cost-effective standard Intel® Xeon processor-based, server-based scale-up BI solutions by IBM.

Table of contents

Executive summary
Introduction
IBM Business Intelligence solution architecture
SQL Server 2008 performance improvements
IBM BI reference configurations
Conclusions
The team that wrote this guide



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Publish Date
27 July 2009


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IBM Form Number
REDP-4552-00

Number of pages
20