Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/7798/more en Reporting Services 2016 Unplugged http://sqlmag.com/reporting/reporting-services-2016-unplugged <div class="node-body article-body">In SQL Server 2016, my favorite report tools get some love with a few cool new features including, a little polish added to a few existing features, and a complete Report Portal overhaul. Reporting Services reached a certain maturity as a rock-solid reporting platform somewhere just after 2008 - or at least it got past puberty. Most report developers would agree, the versions that followed SQL Server 2008 R2 were more like a midlife crisis for the product, because the feature set stalled for about five years. The latest version is not a complete product rebirth by any means, but it is a good indication Reporting Services is not headed for retirement any time soon; it now plays an important role in the larger Microsoft reporting ecosystem. Instead of rehashing other information posted about new and upcoming features, I’ll share my experience thus far with the latest community technical preview (CTP 3.2) and some insights from the product developers. As with any preliminary software build, your experience may differ. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/reporting/reporting-services-2016-unplugged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/reporting/reporting-services-2016-unplugged#comments Reporting Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Report Builder Reporting Reporting Services sql server 2016 SQL Server Reporting Services Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:01:00 +0000 28761 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Enhancements http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/sql-server-2012-business-intelligence-enhancements <div class="field-byline"> James Serra </div> <div class="field-deck"> SQL Server 2012 is a one-stop shop for implementing an end-to-end BI solution </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server 2012 is a one-stop shop for implementing an end-to-end BI solution. You should upgrade to SQL Server 2012 if you've implemented a BI solution or are interested in implementing one.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/sql-server-2012-business-intelligence-enhancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/sql-server-2012-business-intelligence-enhancements#comments SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Analysis Services SQL Server Integration Services SQL Server Reporting Services SQL Server Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Power View PowerPivot for Excel SQL Server SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 11741 at http://sqlmag.com Predixion Enterprise Insight Developer Edition Is Now Available for Free http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/predixion-enterprise-insight-developer-edition-now-available-free <div class="field-byline"> Blair Greenwood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Predixion Software's predictive analytics solution for SQL Server 2012, PowerPivot 2012, and Microsoft Excel 2013 is now available for free.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/predixion-enterprise-insight-developer-edition-now-available-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/predixion-enterprise-insight-developer-edition-now-available-free#comments SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Power View SQL Server SQL Server 2012 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 11739 at http://sqlmag.com New Version of Composite Data Virtualization Platform Focuses on Big Data Analytics http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/new-version-composite-data-virtualization-platform-focuses-big-data-analytic <div class="field-byline"> Blair Greenwood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Composite Software has released a new version of its Composite Data Virtualization Platform that now addresses data requirements that have stemmed from the exponential growth in big data and analytics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/new-version-composite-data-virtualization-platform-focuses-big-data-analytic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/new-version-composite-data-virtualization-platform-focuses-big-data-analytic#comments Database Virtualization Storage Database Administration Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Data Management Storage Virtualization Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 11740 at http://sqlmag.com Attunity Managed File Transfer for Hadoop Lets Enterprises Tackle Big Data http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/attunity-managed-file-transfer-hadoop-lets-enterprises-tackle-big-data <div class="field-byline"> Blair Greenwood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Attunity's Managed File Transfer for Hadoop lets enterprises collect and transfer Big Data in the cloud and enterprise data centers for business intelligence and data archiving.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/attunity-managed-file-transfer-hadoop-lets-enterprises-tackle-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/attunity-managed-file-transfer-hadoop-lets-enterprises-tackle-big-data#comments Business Intelligence Apache Hadoop Attunity big data Business Intelligence Microsoft SQL Server Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 7561 at http://sqlmag.com Three Mistakes to Avoid in your Business Intelligence Project http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/three-mistakes-avoid-your-business-intelligence-project <div class="field-byline"> Brian Knight </div> <div class="field-deck"> How to beat the odds and have your BI project succeed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why are organizations failing so miserably to achieve business value from or even complete business intelligence projects? Here are three mistakes that organizations often make.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/three-mistakes-avoid-your-business-intelligence-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/three-mistakes-avoid-your-business-intelligence-project#comments Business Intelligence Brian Knight Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Data management Data quality data warehouse Gartner Information technology management Microsoft relational database management systems SQL Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 5356 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 SSIS Package Pings Servers http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-integration-services/ssis-package-pings-servers <div class="field-byline"> Tomaz Kastrun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This handy SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package uses the Ping command to check the connectivity of servers in an IP network.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-integration-services/ssis-package-pings-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-integration-services/ssis-package-pings-servers#comments SQL Server Integration Services SQL Server Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Data management SQL SQL Server SQL Server Integration Services SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:48:00 +0000 8623 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 Panorama Necto review http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/panorama-necto-review <div class="field-byline"> Brian Erlich </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Panorama Necto adds a unique twist to self-service BI by adding social features that allow users to collaborate more effectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/panorama-necto-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/panorama-necto-review#comments SQL Server Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Microsoft SQL Server Panorama Software Product Product Review Technology_Internet Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:54:00 +0000 9906 at http://sqlmag.com