In the past I’ve talked about the paralysis of analysis. Today I have news that Nitrosphere now accelerates analysis – SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)! SSAS is Microsoft’s Business Intelligence platform. BI reporting can generate huge result sets at the SSAS client and cause data analysts to spend undue time waiting for data to be pulled to their systems for analysis and reporting. Now with NitroAccelerator the entire flow of data is accelerated – from SQL Server databases into the SSAS Server, then to the data analysts running SSAS clients. Data analyst wait times for our customers who tested the product were reduced by 90%. That’s pretty amazing!
The other significant aspect to this new product release is that it is our first offering that has generalized TCP/IP acceleration. The original NitroAccelerator optimized the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) protocol which is the proprietary mechanism that SQL Server uses to transfer data. TDS is highly inefficient, so we started there. With NitroAccelerator 5.5 we are now in the realm of WAN optimization and security for applications with the first being SSAS. This is the first down payment on Nitrosphere’s strategy that we began executing early this year. Expect to see more exciting news from us before the end of 2016!
This is a timely product release as we are announcing this at the PASS Summit 2016 conference in Seattle this week. We’re looking forward to meeting up with customers, prospects, and MVPs at the conference. If you are attending, please come see us at Booth K4.
You can see the press release here.
New capability completes optimization of the flow of data from SQL Server to SSAS OLAP Clients.
Seattle, WA – October 25, 2016 – Nitrosphere, the leader in WAN Optimization for applications, today announced support for SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) in its flagship product, NitroAccelerator. Now companies who use Microsoft SQL Server along with the Microsoft’s powerful Business Intelligence tools known as SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) can accelerate the entire data flow from SQL Server into the SSAS Server and out to the data analysts who use SSAS Clients such as Excel. OLAP and other BI reporting can generate huge result sets at the SSAS client and cause data analysts to spend undue time waiting for data to be pulled to their systems for analysis and reporting. Now, using NitroAccelerator with the included SSAS support, they can cut these wait times by 90%!
“Many of my customers complain about the wait times their data analysts and scientists experience in processing large amounts of data,” says Pinal Dave from SQLAuthority, “now, with NitroAccelerator, they can focus on their analysis tasks without having the long waits that hurt their productivity. NitroAccelerator is a game changer for people doing heavy duty BI.”
According to Fred Johannessen, CEO of Nitrosphere, “SQL Server Analysis Services is the first generalized TCP/IP acceleration capability we have added to NitroAccelerator. Expect further announcements of additional platforms supported in the next two months.”
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Nitrosphere is based in Austin, Texas and develops products that accelerate, secure, and reduce ownership costs of SQL Server applications over the WAN or cloud and with no configuration or downtime! Your end users will be satisfied, your data will be secure and you’ll save on recurring bandwidth costs. This product innovation is what we have been doing for nearly a decade. We focus on delivering these solutions through partners such as MSPs, OEMs and VARs around the world. Even so, we have over 40 direct customers worldwide that we nurture carefully and that help us to validate and deliver further innovations to market. For more information visit nitrosphere.com.