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Belkin Components Belkin 6-Outlet Commercial Surge Protector with Rotating Plug (8 Feet)
CE (Belkin Components)
  • 6-outlet surge protector with 8-foot cord
  • Ideal solution for small home appliances, general household electronics, entry-level computers, printers, and ADSL modems
  • Rotating outlets for ease of use; detachable cord-management clip for cable organization
  • Slim design reduces office clutter
  • Belkin Lifetime Warranty and $15, Connected Equipment Warranty

Why Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 may threaten Oracle's leadership  — Market Realist
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Adam Equipment Adam Equipment CPWplus Bench Scale, 75lb/35kg Capacity, 0.02lb/10g Readability
BISS (Adam Equipment)
  • Bench scale with 35kg capacity and 10g readability (also called accuracy)
  • Indicator with large backlit LCD has six-foot cable to allow for placement where indicator is most readable
  • Stainless steel 300 x 300mm (W x D) weighing pan is corrosion resistant
  • Powered by six standard AA (LR6) batteries or by the included AC adapter, for increased mobility
  • Programmable hold function enables dynamic weighing of unstable samples or in unstable environments
Ingram Micro CE - DROPSHIP MetroVac 1.7 HP Data Vac Pro Series Next Generation Vacuum/Blower Unit with Variable Control, 120-Volt
Home (Ingram Micro CE - DROPSHIP)
  • Micro cleaning tool kit contains powerizer air maximizer, air-pin-pointer nozzle, two 20 extension wands, micro dusting brush
  • Ideal alternative to non-recyclable canned air
  • Keeps high-tech equipment running smoother and longer
Standard Plumbing Supply-LG Hunter Sprinkler WINDCLIK Wind-Clik Sensor System
Lawn & Patio (Standard Plumbing Supply-LG)
  • It can even become a liability issue when windblown sprinklers soak pedestrian paths or roadways
  • He Hunter Wind-Click saves water and enhances system efficiency by shutting off irrigation during high wind conditions
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Blufire BluFire BA90 Digital Body Fat Analyzer, Soft White
Health and Beauty (Blufire)
  • Accurately measure both body fat percentage and weight simultaneously simply by stepping on the scale.
  • Uses state-of-the-art bioelectrical impediance analysis to provide trusted, accurate results.
  • Personal data including male/female, age, and height can be stored in the personal data memory for 2 users.
  • Auto-recognition feature instantly recognizes each user.
  • Sleek, simple and modern design is perfect for a variety of locations.


Why are data warehouse appliances so popular?

Whether you are using a data warehouse appliance, or are building a home grown system using general purpose DBMS software and hardware, simply having a good team of DBAs and Sysadmins is not enough to build a proper data warehouse.
First of all, I see no mention of Data Architects and/or Data Modelers.  Regardless of the platform, performance of any data centric system is dependent upon a data model that is logically and functionally complete and designed to handle the types of queries that users of the data warehouse need with the volume of data that is expected to be stored.
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How to evaluate data warehouse appliances

This e-book provides detailed expert advice on how to evaluate, select and prepare your organization for a data warehouse appliance. Find out about the best data warehouse appliances on the market and how to utilize them to ensure success.