A Fresh Look At Data Warehouse Technology: Introducing The Data Warehouse Appliance
appliance • noun 1 a device designed to perform a specific task. 2 the application of something. So goes the dictionary definition of an appliance. But how does that fit into our business intelligence world? Well, if you haven’t heard, solutions adopting the appliance nomenclature – as in “data warehouse appliances” – have emerged as viable short-list solutions for new or refurbishing data warehouse efforts.