SQL Server BI Blog http://sqlmag.com/blog/10113/feed en Does Excel Power Pivot Replace the Data Warehouse? http://sqlmag.com/blog/does-excel-power-pivot-replace-data-warehouse <div class="node-body blog-body">Power Pivot and other self-service BI tools are not a replacement for a data mart or data warehouse. When used correctly for Personal BI, Team BI, prototypes or proofs-of-concept, you can achieve truly agile, rapid reporting success with Excel Power Pivot.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/does-excel-power-pivot-replace-data-warehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/does-excel-power-pivot-replace-data-warehouse#comments Business Intelligence BI tools BI tools buiness intelligence tools buiness intelligence tools data mart data mart data warehouse data warehouse Excel Power Pivot Excel Power Pivot ODS ODS operational data store operational data store SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:19:00 +0000 16551 at http://sqlmag.com Taking SQL Server Analysis Services Data Mining Further with Predixion Insight http://sqlmag.com/blog/taking-sql-server-analysis-services-data-mining-further-predixion-insight <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/taking-sql-server-analysis-services-data-mining-further-predixion-insight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/taking-sql-server-analysis-services-data-mining-further-predixion-insight#comments SQL Server Analysis Services Business Intelligence Analysis Services Analysis Services data mining data mining DMX DMX Excel Excel Predixion Insight Predixion Insight Predixion Software Predixion Software SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 SSAS SSAS SQL Server BI Blog Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:53:00 +0000 15181 at http://sqlmag.com Old BI vs. New BI http://sqlmag.com/blog/old-bi-vs-new-bi <div class="node-body blog-body">A very common reference to business intelligence approaches has emerged, comparing "old BI" to "new BI."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/old-bi-vs-new-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/old-bi-vs-new-bi#comments Business Intelligence BI big data analytics big data analytics Business Intelligence business intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Mobile BI SQL Server BI Blog Wed, 30 Oct 2013 03:57:00 +0000 14571 at http://sqlmag.com Building Real-World Microsoft BI Dashboards Today http://sqlmag.com/blog/building-real-world-microsoft-bi-dashboards-today <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/building-real-world-microsoft-bi-dashboards-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/building-real-world-microsoft-bi-dashboards-today#comments SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Analysis Services SQL Server Reporting Services SharePoint Cloud Business Intelligence Azure cloud cloud Excel Excel Microsoft Microsoft mobile B Office 2013 Office 2013 Office 365 Office 365 performancepoint Power BI Power BI Power Map Power Map SharePoint SharePoint SQL Server Analysis Services SQL Server Analysis Services SQL Server Reporting Services SQL Server Reporting Services SSAS SSAS SSRS SSRS Visio Services SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:48:00 +0000 14411 at http://sqlmag.com Integrating MongoDB and Open Source Data Stores with Power Pivot http://sqlmag.com/blog/integrating-mongodb-and-open-source-data-stores-power-pivot <div class="node-body blog-body">Business users don't care where data is stored or where it's coming from. By using data integration tools, you can expose MongoDB data stores to users through Excel, enabling Power Pivot models and Power View visualizations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/integrating-mongodb-and-open-source-data-stores-power-pivot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/integrating-mongodb-and-open-source-data-stores-power-pivot#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional mongodb mongodb open source BI open source business intelligence pentaho pentaho power pivot power pivot PowerPivot PowerPivot SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:01:00 +0000 13991 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Power BI First Public Preview http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-power-bi-first-public-preview <div class="node-body blog-body">The Microsoft Power Business Intelligence (BI) Public Preview will be available soon to anyone interested in evaluating Office 365 Power BI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-power-bi-first-public-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-power-bi-first-public-preview#comments Office 365 Business Intelligence Cloud Business Intelligence Cloud Business Intelligence Excel Excel hybrid business intelligence hybrid business intelligence Mobile BI Mobile BI Office 365 Office 365 Pivotstream Pivotstream Power BI Power BI PowerPivot PowerPivot Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows RT Windows RT SQL Server BI Blog Thu, 08 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 13441 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Cloud BI Update 2013 http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-cloud-bi-update-2013 <div class="node-body blog-body">I've been blogging about cloud BI and Microsoft's bits and pieces and slow roll into the cloud with BI. The "Power BI for Office 365" announcements from Redmond show real commitment to cloud BI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-cloud-bi-update-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/microsoft-cloud-bi-update-2013#comments Cloud Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Cloud BI Cloud BI Cloud Business Intelligence Cloud Business Intelligence Office 365 Office 365 SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:01:00 +0000 13291 at http://sqlmag.com New Microsoft Mobile BI and Power BI Cloud Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/blog/new-microsoft-mobile-bi-and-power-bi-cloud-business-intelligence <div class="node-body blog-body">The Microsoft BI world is buzzing about Microsoft's recent announcement on Mobile BI and Power BI, a new Cloud Business Intelligence offering for Office 365 customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/new-microsoft-mobile-bi-and-power-bi-cloud-business-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/new-microsoft-mobile-bi-and-power-bi-cloud-business-intelligence#comments Cloud SQL Server Business Intelligence Cloud BI Cloud BI Excel Excel Mobile BI app Mobile BI app Office 365 Office 365 Power BI Power BI Power Map Power Map Power Query Power Query Power View Power View PowerPivot PowerPivot SQL Server BI Blog Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:44:00 +0000 13191 at http://sqlmag.com Use SSIS for ETL from Hadoop http://sqlmag.com/blog/use-ssis-etl-hadoop <div class="node-body blog-body">In this blog post, Mark Kromer walks you through using SSIS as a way to use ETL techniques using Microsoft's Hadoop on Windows (HDInsight) as a source using Hive connectors</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/use-ssis-etl-hadoop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/use-ssis-etl-hadoop#comments SQL Server Integration Services Apache Hive Apache Hive Business Intelligence business intelligence Business Intelligence Professional data warehouse data warehouse ETL etl Hadoop Hadoop hdinsight hdinsight SSIS SSIS SQL Server BI Blog Wed, 08 May 2013 15:55:00 +0000 12481 at http://sqlmag.com Add Power View Reports to Your PerformancePoint 2013 Dashboards http://sqlmag.com/blog/add-power-view-reports-your-performancepoint-2013-dashboards <div class="node-body blog-body">Mark Kromer shows new methods for adding Power View reports into your PerformancePoint dashboards with SharePoint 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/add-power-view-reports-your-performancepoint-2013-dashboards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/add-power-view-reports-your-performancepoint-2013-dashboards#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence business intelligence Business Intelligence Professional performancepoint performancepoint Power View Power View SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 15 Apr 2013 04:24:00 +0000 12001 at http://sqlmag.com <p> Create Power View reports in Excel 2013 and use PPS 2013 in SharePoint to create interactive dashboards</p> Designing, Developing, and Deploying the World’s First Parallel Data Warehouse Customer Solution http://sqlmag.com/blog/designing-developing-and-deploying-world-s-first-parallel-data-warehouse-customer-solution <div class="node-body blog-body">Derek Comingore discusses BI Voyage's (BIV) experiences designing, developing, and deploying the world's first Parallel Data Warehouse customer solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/designing-developing-and-deploying-world-s-first-parallel-data-warehouse-customer-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/designing-developing-and-deploying-world-s-first-parallel-data-warehouse-customer-solution#comments Business Intelligence Business Intelligence business intelligence Parallel Data Warehouse Parallel Data Warehouse SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse SQL Server SMP database SQL Server SMP database SQL Server BI Blog Thu, 13 Dec 2012 06:18:00 +0000 10601 at http://sqlmag.com PowerPivot as Tableau Data Source http://sqlmag.com/blog/powerpivot-tableau-data-source <div class="node-body blog-body">I find PowerPivot to be an incredibly powerful tool for building ad-hoc analytical models from heterogeneous data sources. Now, there are a LOT of tools on the market today that can do that. But PowerPivot has the unique position of being fully integrated into Excel, which means that the power to build in-memory analytical models is now very easy and very much now the domain of business and data subject matter experts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/powerpivot-tableau-data-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/powerpivot-tableau-data-source#comments Business Intelligence Business Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Information technology management Microsoft Office Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server Microsoft SharePoint PowerPivot software Spreadmart Technology_Internet SQL Server BI Blog Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:01:00 +0000 10345 at http://sqlmag.com Big Data Analytics with Hive, Windows & SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/blog/big-data-analytics-hive-windows-sql-server <div class="node-body blog-body">Big Data has become one of the most over-used and over-loaded terms in IT and data management in recent years. Since we focus on business intelligence for SQL Server in this blog, I think it’s fair to make the statement that many of us have had “big data” data warehouses and analytics in SQL Server for many years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/big-data-analytics-hive-windows-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/big-data-analytics-hive-windows-sql-server#comments Business Intelligence Apache Hadoop Apache Hadoop Apache Hive Apache Hive Big Data Business Intelligence business intelligence cloud computing cloud computing Cloud infrastructure Computing Concurrent computing data wareshouse database Microsoft SQL Server RCFile software SQL Server 2012 Technology_Internet SQL Server BI Blog Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:25:00 +0000 10484 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2012 BI with SQL System Center Data Warehouse http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-bi-sql-system-center-data-warehouse <div class="node-body blog-body">A great way to monitor and manage large SQL Server enterprise environments is with the Microsoft System Center Suite, particularly monitoring the servers with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). One of the really nice benefits of using SCOM to collect SQL Server counters is that you can keep the history of alerts, events and perf counters in the System Center Data Warehouse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-bi-sql-system-center-data-warehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-bi-sql-system-center-data-warehouse#comments SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Business Intelligence business intelligence Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft System Center Suite perf counters Power View Report Builder SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 System Center Data Warehouse System Center Data Warehouse System Center Operations Manager System Center Operations Manager SQL Server BI Blog Thu, 12 Jul 2012 02:57:00 +0000 10215 at http://sqlmag.com Add a Power View Web Report to Your PPS Dashboards http://sqlmag.com/blog/add-power-view-web-report-your-pps-dashboards <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the most exciting and talked-about updates to SQL Server 2012 is SSRS 2012 and the new Power View reporting tool. If you’ve built existing BI solutions on the current or previous Microsoft BI stack, which would include SSRS 2008, SharePoint 2010, PowerPivot, etc. then you may have put those different reporting pieces together into a nice dashboard using the PerformancePoint Services capability in SharePoint.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/sql-server-bi-blog">SQL Server BI Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/add-power-view-web-report-your-pps-dashboards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/add-power-view-web-report-your-pps-dashboards#comments Business Intelligence ASP.NET ASP.NET Business Intelligence Business Intelligence business intelligence Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 PerformancePoint Services dashboard PerformancePoint Services dashboard Power View Power View PowerPivot PowerPivot SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2010 web repor web repor SQL Server BI Blog Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:10:00 +0000 10200 at http://sqlmag.com