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Deploying EMC CLARiiON CX4-960 for Data Warehouse/Decision Support (DSS) Workloads

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EMC CLARiiON CX4-960 can be deployed efficiently for data warehouse/decision support (DSS) workloads. The EMC CLARiiON CX4-960 is known to add to the performance, flexibility and scalability of storage infrastructures that supports data warehouse/decision support (DSS) systems. Today, IT functions of every modern enterprise make use of mission-critical Decision Support (DSS) Business Intelligence (BI) systems for data warehousing. With increasing business needs, the demands on data warehousing are also growing at unprecedented speed. With businesses reaping major benefits from their DSS/BI systems through successfully deployed data warehouses, they are looking for ways to further enhance their capabilities to gain more benefits. This paper describes how a set of new features in EMC CLARiiON CX4-960 is specifically designed to support this type of growth. The product is capable of easily supporting multi threaded large random read requests on a sustained basis from many complex concurrent users. This system can not only support 960 drives but is also capable of accommodating a large number of drive types. They also offer good storage tiering, which makes storing and managing enterprise data warehouse content a cost effective process. The paper discusses the correct ways of configuring and managing EMC CLARiiON CX4-960 to ensure optimum support for deploying typical data warehouses for DSS/BI applications.

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