A Visual Studio add-in with features that extend and enhance business intelligence development functionality in SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2 BI Development Studio (BIDS) and SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT).
BIDS Helper 1.6.6 beta release brings support for SQL Server 2014 and SSDTBI for Visual Studio 2013.
BIDS Helper Downloads (CodePlex)
Excel Add-In for Power Pivot and Analysis Services Tabular projects that will include an Object Browser, query editing and execution, formula and measure editing, syntax highlighting, integrated tracing, and query execution breakdowns.
DAX Studio (CodePlex)
A tool that allows you to run a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Package producing detailed logging information of execution status and package runtime data, including dataflow profiling information. In brief, it allows you to fully log and instrument package execution.
DTLoggedExec Download (CodePlex)
For Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013, NodeXL makes it easy to explore network graphs. You can enter a network edge list in a worksheet, click a button. and see your graph, all in an Excel window.
NodeXL: Network Overview, Discovery and Exploration for Excel (CodePlex)
This deployment tool for SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) supports two types of tasks: executing SQL Server scripts and publishing SSRS reports and shared data sources.
RSBuild SQL Server Reporting Services Deployment Tool (CodePlex)
This front-end visualization tool is used to load and analyze performance data that was collected by SQLDiag and PSSDiag. SQL Nexus uses the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) client-side report viewer .
SQL Nexus Tool (CodePlex)
Tableau Public is a free data storytelling application. Create and share interactive charts, graphs, and maps. Once on the web, anyone can interact with the data, download it, or create their own visualizations. No programming skills are required.
Download Tableau Public 8.2
Treemap is a Microsoft Office 2013 Excel Web App for data visualization. A treemap is a hierarchical chart to show how the parts of a hierarchy compare in size to each other. Examples of hierarchies include an organization chart, or a product portfolio, or disk usage.
Treemap from Microsoft Research
Also, get Histogram, Histogram 2D, and Streamgraph.
Free tools are always handy. Here are eight free business intelligence-related tools to you might find handy.
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