Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9179/more en PASS Summit 2014 Reveals Next Generation Power BI http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/pass-summit-2014-reveals-next-generation-power-bi <div class="node-body article-body">For Microsoft BI fans, an exciting demonstration of the next generation of Power BI was unveiled by James Phillips. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/pass-summit-2014-reveals-next-generation-power-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/pass-summit-2014-reveals-next-generation-power-bi#comments Power BI Business Intelligence data visualizations PASS Summit Power BI Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:40:00 +0000 21621 at http://sqlmag.com Database Normalization Still Relevant in a NoSQL World http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/database-normalization-still-relevant-nosql-world <div class="field-deck"> Data is being used and reused in ways that were never imagined </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, we have relational database management systems like SQL Server sharing the spotlight with variations of the NoSQL technology. Let's revisit the original reasons for normalizing data and see if they're still relevant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/database-normalization-still-relevant-nosql-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/database-normalization-still-relevant-nosql-world#comments Database Administration Business Intelligence data normalization data warehouse NoSQL Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:43:00 +0000 21411 at http://sqlmag.com Goodbye Big Data, Hello All Data? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/goodbye-big-data-hello-all-data <div class="field-deck"> You need a strategy for all your data </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Big Data doesn't really mean anything. With SQL Server 2014 and the democratization of data, it appears that "traditional data" and Big Data are merging.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/goodbye-big-data-hello-all-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/goodbye-big-data-hello-all-data#comments SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence big data data culture data lake Database Administrator database developer Microsoft NoSQL traditional data Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:32:00 +0000 21281 at http://sqlmag.com Easy and Flexible Salesforce Reporting with Microsoft Power BI http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/easy-and-flexible-salesforce-reporting-microsoft-power-bi <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has announced a new Salesforce connector for Microsoft Power Query in Excel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/easy-and-flexible-salesforce-reporting-microsoft-power-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/easy-and-flexible-salesforce-reporting-microsoft-power-bi#comments Power BI Business Intelligence data DBAmp Dreamforce Excel Power Query queries Salesforce Salesforce Object Query Language Salesforce Wave SOQL Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:01:00 +0000 21191 at http://sqlmag.com Integrating Hadoop with SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/integrating-hadoop-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Get a real-world example of how to combine the strengths of Hadoop with SQL Server to make a data professional's job easier and more efficient.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/integrating-hadoop-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/integrating-hadoop-sql-server#comments Azure Business Intelligence big data data storage data warehouse ETL framework Hadoop Hive large tables Map Reduce NoSQL Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21121 at http://sqlmag.com Hadoop Basics http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/hadoop-basics <div class="node-body article-body">At a high-level, Hadoop has two key components made up of Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Map Reduce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/hadoop-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/hadoop-basics#comments Business Intelligence Hadoop Hadoop Distributed File System HDFS Map Reduce Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21131 at http://sqlmag.com Loading QWI Data from the U.S. Census Bureau into Hadoop http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/loading-qwi-data-us-census-bureau-hadoop <div class="node-body article-body">Step-by-step instructions on how to download U.S. Census Burearu Quarterly Workforce Indicator data files into a Hadoop cluster. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/loading-qwi-data-us-census-bureau-hadoop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/loading-qwi-data-us-census-bureau-hadoop#comments Business Intelligence Hadoop U.S. Census Bureau Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21141 at http://sqlmag.com Improving Hive Performance http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/improving-hive-performance <div class="node-body article-body">Similar to SQL Server, Hive has a number of performance-related features. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/improving-hive-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/improving-hive-performance#comments Business Intelligence Hive Indexes Optimized Row Columnar ORC SQL Server 2014 table Table partitioning Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21151 at http://sqlmag.com A Look at SQL Server and Data-Related Salaries in 2015 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/look-sql-server-and-data-related-salaries-2015 <div class="field-deck"> SQL Server-specific skills add 10 percent to salary </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citing current business trends, the Robert Half Technology 2015 Salary Guide indicates specialized IT professionals in mobile, security, and big data will be especially in demand during 2015.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/look-sql-server-and-data-related-salaries-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/look-sql-server-and-data-related-salaries-2015#comments Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Business Intelligence big data database skills IT professionals salaries Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21001 at http://sqlmag.com Digging into New Custom Maps for Excel Power Map http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/digging-new-custom-maps-excel-power-map <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest round of monthly Power BI updates, a really cool addition for Power Map was released called Custom Maps. Custom Maps empower you to get incredibly creative with location analytics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/digging-new-custom-maps-excel-power-map" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/digging-new-custom-maps-excel-power-map#comments Power BI Custom Maps Excel 2013 Power Map visual analytics visualizations Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:19:00 +0000 20401 at http://sqlmag.com Source: Microsoft