AMD: AMD Boosts Data Warehouse Performance With Parallel Processing Appliance
AMD is a global semiconductor firm with a presence in the graphics, personal computing, and server markets. At different points in the semiconductor wafer fabrication process, AMD performs a variety of wafer electrical tests and loads the data into a data warehouse for analysis. In testing semiconductor wafers, AMD uses a data warehouse to process and analyze one terabyte of data each week. When its data warehouse began foundering under the load, AMD switched to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse powered by AMD Opteron processors. With the new system, AMD has increased performance and enabled a sustainable and scalable solution.