Loading a PDW Region in APS
SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) is Microsoft’s massively parallel processing (MPP) offering and is available as part of Microsoft’s Analytics Platform System (APS). APS is a turnkey solution focused on big data analytics. It offers two regions, or software options, to customers: PDW and HDInsight, which is Microsoft’s 100% Apache Hadoop distribution. PDW is built upon the SQL Server platform, although it is a separate product with a build of SQL Server specifically designed to support MPP operations.