Archive for December, 2014

APS AU 3 Documentation

December 15, 2014

Microsoft just released the APS AU 3 Documentation. This is the first time that Microsoft has shared detailed information about APS/PDW with the public. In the good old days (like when I was working on PDW v1 implementations) this documentation was not shared with the public. Hence the reason for the absence of PDW/APS information on my BLOG even though I have been working with it for several years.

The documentation servers not only as the “bible” for those who already have an APS/PDW but is also an excellent introduction to Massive Parallel Processing (MPP) systems as well. See example below:


The willingness of Microsoft to release this information signals that the product is maturing.