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SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Connection Type (SSRS)

Microsoft SQL Server PDW is a scalable data warehouse appliance that delivers performance and scalability through massively parallel processing. The appliance partitions large database tables across multiple physical nodes, with each node running its own instance of SQL Server. When a report connects to SQL Server PDW to retrieve report data, it connects to the control node, which manages query processing in the appliance. After the connection is made, there are no differences between working with an instance of SQL Server that is and is not within a SQL Server PDW environment.

To include data from SQL Server PDW in your report, you must have a dataset that is based on a report data source of type Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse. This built-in data source type is based on the Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse data extension. Use this data source type to connect to and retrieve data from SQL Server PDW.

This data extension supports multivalued parameters, server aggregates, and credentials managed separately from the connection string.

Use the information in this topic to build a data source. For step-by-step instructions, see Add and Verify a Data Connection or Data Source (Report Builder and SSRS).

For current information about connecting to SQL Server PDW, see the SQL Server PDW help.

For more information about platform and version support, see Data Sources Supported by Reporting Services (SSRS) in the Reporting Services documentation in SQL Server Books Online.

These sections of the documentation provide in-depth conceptual information about report data, and procedural information about how to define, customize, and use parts of a report that are related to data.

Add Data to a Report (Report Builder and SSRS)

Provides an overview of accessing data for your report.

Data Connections, Data Sources, and Connection Strings in Report Builder

Provides information about data connections and data sources.

Report Embedded Datasets and Shared Datasets (Report Builder and SSRS)

Provides information about embedded and shared datasets.

Dataset Fields Collection (Report Builder and SSRS)

Provides information about the dataset field collection generated by the query.

Data Sources Supported by Reporting Services (SSRS) in the Reporting Services documentation in SQL Server Books Online.

Provides in-depth information about platform and version support for each data extension.

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