Buy, Build, or Bundle: When Appliances Make Sense


Webinar Abstract

Need a new hardware and software platform for data warehousing? If you’re inclined to build it, you can integrate all the systems yourself or hire a system integrator. If you’d rather buy, you can acquire a data warehouse appliance or a similar hardware/software bundle. Each of these approaches has strengths and weaknesses, as well as applicability that varies from one user profile to another. This webinar sorts out the differences by comparing cost, time, scalability, extensibility, training, administration, and other attributes that vary as you buy, build, or bundle a data warehouse platform.

You will learn:

  • How to tell a real appliance from a hardware/software bundle
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various types of data warehouse platforms
  • Successful use cases for common approaches

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Philip Russom, Ph.D.

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