Do you want to meet your user’s service level agreements? Are you trying to get the most from your IT budget? Led by Jeff Spiller, Sr. Solution Architect from HP’s Performance and Solutions Engineering COE (Center of Excellence), this session explores traditional database design vs. Fast Tack design vs. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) design and how design can affect performance. In addition, we briefly touch upon Reference Configurations and we discuss sizing tools to determine the optimal amount of hardware required to support your user workload. Finally, “best practice” design and tuning tips are discussed to utilize your hardware in an efficient manner.