Date Added: Aug 2012
RHI, a global supplier of refractory products, wanted better BI tools. To improve query performance and reporting capabilities, the company implemented a tabular data model based on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services and the new x-Velocity memory-optimized column-store index. Queries that used to take more than a minute to run now finish in less than two seconds, and the company has a simpler data model that it can use with multiple Business Intelligence (BI) tools. By using the solution's built-in capabilities, the company can make better data-driven decisions while cutting costs.