Barry Ralston

Barry Ralston is chief architect for business intelligence with Birmingham-based ComFrame Software. He's worked in BI since 1994, and his client successes include projects in insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and healthcare.

Articles by Barry Ralston
Game Changing Announcement for Microsoft BI
Microsoft Announces Product Realignment, BI Game-Changer

Today, in a message to the Business Intelligence Partner Community, Microsoft announced a major change in the alignment of the BI flagship product, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server.

PerformancePoint 2007 Standalone + Vista = Permission Issues
A quick troubleshoot of handling PerformancePoint Application Pool permissions for standalone Vista development.
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NoSQL: Eventual Consistency Yields Major Flaws

While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
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SQL Server 2014 Now Available—No Joke

Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More
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