Derek Comingore is a principal architect with B.I. Voyage, a Microsoft Partner that specializes in business intelligence services and solutions. He's a SQL Server MVP and holds several Microsoft certifications.
Companies that need their data warehouse hardware and software platforms to scale with their analytic needs can choose from two main types of solutions: data warehouse appliances and data warehouse reference configurations.
Editor's note: Updated 5-26 to correct pricing information.
Panorama Software’s Panorama NovaView is a suite of analytical and reporting software products driven by the centralized NovaView Server. There are two editions of NovaView: Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. All NovaView components are installed on the server, except for NovaView Spotlight, which is an extension to Microsoft Office, so it’s installed on client machines.
With PowerPivot, Microsoft is closer to its goal of bringing business intelligence (BI) to the masses. Learn what PowerPivot is and how to use its client-side components to create use a self-service BI application.
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