If it wasn't enough for MS to set new standards, it certainly seems that
they are now looking to redefining the standards for benchmarks, stating
that speed doesn't matter, but size does.
"Rather than running the APB-1 or inventing a benchmark of its own, it
took the novel route of responding to a competitor's challenge. As such,
it was not a full OLAP benchmark, but it did show how its new OLAP
Services could successfully work with a terabyte sized database. The
test did not include a realistic range of potential analyses, but it is
interesting because there are probably fewer than a dozen OLAP
applications in production anywhere in the world that are larger, and
none are very much larger."
Maybe we should do it the MSway and not worry about speed of response
for our queries or not worry about analyses, well I mean does it really
matter for OLAP query tools !!!
Certainly that's novel marketing and yet they have no shortage of