Predixion is a Microsoft partner solution that supplements the base SSAS Data Mining offering with many features that have long been on my wish list. The Predixion Insight solution also has exceptional support and far greater capabilities than the base Microsoft solution.
We're holding a two-day, online basic training event in June that gets you up-to-speed on all you need to know before our IT/Dev Connections, in-person event that's held in September later this year....More
Predixion is a Microsoft partner solution that supplements the base SSAS Data Mining offering with many features that have long been on my wish list. The Predixion Insight solution also has exceptional support and far greater capabilities than the base Microsoft solution....More
I know all the Microsoft buzz is about Power BI and Excel these days, but customers need real-world, professional business intelligence solutions that meet their complex real world requirements today....More
In small-to-midsized businesses, using OLAP cubes for business intelligence (BI) analyses is often not a viable approach. A better solution is to design and implement a self-service BI solution on the client side....More
With an understanding of the key concepts in time series forecasting and exposure to some of the underlying details, you'll be in a better position to start using the forecasting capabilities in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)....More
This is a follow-up from my blog post last month here on SQL Server Pro about utilizing common traditional reporting tools like Excel and Report Builder with the new SQL Server 2012 Tabular models....More
An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences.
It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab. ...More
The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More