To simplify the problem of accessing valuable information from many applications across a large organization, Sun has made a new reference architecture, the Sun Data Warehouse Reference Architecture for Structured and Unstructured Data.
This solution enables people to analyze information from sources such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), online transaction processing (OLTP) systems, email, documents, blogs and more. Having all this data available as needed to employees, partners, customers and suppliers can foster better decision making.
This solution can scale to petabytes of input data by using the Solaris
Operating System (Solaris OS), Sybase IQ and BMMsoft DataFusion. As configured and tested, the data warehouse solution consists of one Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server and three Sun StorageTek 6540 arrays with a total of 250 TB of disk storage capacity. It can handle over 1 PB of source data containing approximately six trillion SQL records and one billion e-mail messages, documents and images.
The Sun, Sybase and BMMsoft DataFusion products combine to provide text and media analysis for structured and unstructured data by consolidating
transactions, email, documents, call center, voice, video and multimedia data in a single database. Sybase IQ is designed for high-performance analytics. Multiple Sybase IQ readers can run across several servers and system domains using Dynamic Reconfiguration technology to enable the availability of compute resources as needed, increasing asset utilization and processing power.
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