Tyler Chessman is a technology specialist for Microsoft, helping customers evaluate and adopt Microsoft's business intelligence (BI) platform. He's the author of the book Understanding the United States Debt (CreateSpace).
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).
To monitor PowerPivot for SharePoint, PerformancePoint Services, and Excel Services, you need to enable SharePoint's collection of usage data. If this functionality isn't already enabled, here's how you can manually enable it.
Traditionally, the business intelligence (BI) process has been heavily dependent on IT’s involvement. PowerPivot breaks with tradition by giving end users the tools they need to own some or all of the process.
Although several approaches to time-based calculations for SSAS already exist, they have shortcomings. Here's a novel approach that overcomes the shortcomings and provides end users with calculations that are flexible, easy to use, and efficient.
The built-in MDX functions such as PrevMember and ParallelPeriod might seem in of themselves sufficient for integrating time-based calculations in cubes, but there are shortcomings you need to know about.
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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
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