In the appliance integration of a big data platform with DWH functionality the appliance acts like a black box in which all functionality is integrated in a (proprietary) solution. This solution is configured for optimal performance of transformation and analysis.
- Appliance is developed, configured and often maintained by an external supplier
- It is introduced as a fully integrated solution therefore existing implementations of the DWH have to migrate to this solution
- Appliances are often introduced when a cloud solution is selected for the data platform