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Understanding Microsoft Power BI – Self Service Solutions

This article discusses Microsoft Power BI, different tools under the Microsoft Power BI umbrella and when each of them can be used.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/11/26 | Source: Database Journal | Category: business intelligence
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Big Data for SQL folks: The Technologies (Part II)

SQL Server Big Data. Is the end Near for ETL as we know is? Will RDBMs be obsolete? What is NoSQL? What is Hadoop? Big Data-the whole story.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2013/11/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: business intelligence
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Building Real-World Microsoft BI Dashboards Today

There is a lot of Microsoft buzz about Power BI and Excel these days, but customers need real-world, professional business intelligence solutions that meet their complex real-world requirements today. In this article, Jen Underwood shares what technologies were used to develop a dashboard solution for a Fortune Global 500 company using Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies, and why. Some of the decisions may surprise you and the lessons learned are sure to be of value.  Read more...
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Using DAX to create SSRS reports: The Basics

You can use DAX to create reports from a tabular database in SQL Server Reporting Services. To do so requires a few workarounds. Rob Sheldon describes a poorly-documented but important technique for Business Intelligence.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/09/09 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: dax
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Big Data for SQL folks: The Technologies (Part I)

Will RDBMs be obsolete? Should Data Professionals care about Big Data technologies? What is NoSQL? What is Hadoop? Big Data-the whole story.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2013/06/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: big data
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Exploring Excel 2013 for BI Tip #6: GeoFlow–The Latest Excel Visualization

As I mentioned in my original post, Exploring Excel 2013 as Microsoft’s BI Client, I will be posting tips regularly...  Read more...
By DataOnWheels 2013/04/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Merge, Metadata and the Data Mart ETL

Here's a great method for managing ETL for data marts and small data warehouses with just T-SQL.  Read more...
By Christopher Ross 2012/12/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: etl
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Understanding the SQL Server 2012 BI Semantic Model (BISM)

SQL Server 2012 introduced an unified BI Semantic Model (BISM) which is based on some of the existing as well as some new technologies. This model is intended to serve as one model for all end user experiences for reporting, analytics, scorecards, dashboards, etc. In this tip, I will talk in detail about the new BISM, how it differs from earlier the earlier Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) and how BISM lays down a foundation for future.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/11/27 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: bism
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Choosing a Tabular or Multidimensional Modeling Experience in SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services

This white paper provides practical guidance to help BI professionals and decision makers decide whether SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services tabular or multidimensional modeling provides the best fit for your next BI solution.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/09/14 | Source: Microsoft MSDN | Category: business intelligence
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Marketing Data is Exploding

The explosion of social media data has resulted in a lot more marketing data for companies. Some are using it well and some aren't, but in both cases, Steve Jones notes there are more opportunities for data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/08/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Hard Data v Gut Feel

Data is more important than gut feel, or at least, Steve Jones thinks it should be more important. Today he talks about using data to support decisions.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/07/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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ETL Performance Auditing - Part 3: Auditing Data Warehouse Phase

Easy way to setup a comprehensive ETL Performance auditing Solution no matter how complicated your ETL setup.  Read more...
By Frank A. Banin 2012/06/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: business intelligence
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Guide to MCITP: SQL Server 2008 BI Developer

A guide to the SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence exams.  Read more...
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Big Data

Are you prepared for Big Data? A short piece from Henrico Bekker that talks about what Big Data might mean to many people.  Read more...
By Henrico Bekker 2012/04/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: business intelligence
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Getting Started with Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) in SQL Server 2012

The Business Intelligence Semantic Model is one of the most significant enhancements in SQL Server 2012. BISM allows aspects of the traditional multidimensional model to coexist with the relational model in a format called the tabular model and can be used with all client tools in the Microsoft BI stack.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/01/11 | Source: SQL Server Performance | Category: sql server 2012
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Real Time Dangers

Steve Jones notes that our expert systems might not handle every situation well, and the quest to move towards more real time decision making can involve dangers if a human is not in the loop.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/11/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The HR Scorecard

If you are looking to gain some BI experience or tackle a project that might help your company, Steve Jones suggests you consider doing something for HR.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/10/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The SQL Server BI Quiz

From MVP Jacob Sebastian, creator of the T-SQL Challenges, there is a BI quiz throughout the month of June. Enter and answer questions each day for the chance to win prizes.  Read more...
By Press Release 2011/06/02 | Source: Other | Category: contest
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Pragmatic SSAS from BI expert Stacia Misner!

Learn dimensional modeling, cube design, MDX calculations and more in this 4 day online class from Pragmatic Works featuring BI expert Stacia Misner.   Read more...
By Press Release 2011/03/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: training
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Skunk Works

The idea of a skunk works is to build a project that works under the radar, by a small and loosely organized group of people. Used to fuel innovation, this is an idea that you might apply to SQL Server BI projects.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/01/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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