Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9179/more en Power BI Preview now Globally Available http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/power-bi-preview-now-globally-available <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announced in his Convergence data culture keynote session this morning that Power BI Preview is now available globally in 140 markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/power-bi-preview-now-globally-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/power-bi-preview-now-globally-available#comments Power BI Power BI Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:16:00 +0000 23361 at http://sqlmag.com Introducing the Free Power BI Designer Desktop App http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/introducing-free-power-bi-designer-desktop-app <div class="node-body article-body">Power BI Designer provides self-service ETL and visual analytics in a unified, seamless experience. It is a free desktop data discovery tool that can be downloaded (32-bit and 64-bit options) and installed side-by-side with any version of Office or Excel on Windows. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/introducing-free-power-bi-designer-desktop-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/introducing-free-power-bi-designer-desktop-app#comments Power BI Power BI Designer Desktop Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:25:00 +0000 23331 at http://sqlmag.com Delivering Actionable Analytics with Power BI iPad app http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/delivering-actionable-analytics-power-bi-ipad-app <div class="node-body article-body">If you like what you’ve seen for Mobile BI on iPad, Microsoft announced on January 27, 2015 that these features are also coming later this year for Android and Windows devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/delivering-actionable-analytics-power-bi-ipad-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/delivering-actionable-analytics-power-bi-ipad-app#comments Power BI Power BI Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:47:00 +0000 23041 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Makes Big Moves in Big Data Analytics http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/microsoft-makes-big-moves-big-data-analytics <div class="node-body article-body">Today Microsoft is again making waves by announcing significant pricing model changes for the Power BI SaaS offerings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/microsoft-makes-big-moves-big-data-analytics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/microsoft-makes-big-moves-big-data-analytics#comments Power BI Power BI Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:34:00 +0000 22601 at http://sqlmag.com 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