Business Intelligence http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9179/more en ETL in the Cloud with Azure http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-integration-services/etl-cloud-azure <div class="field-byline"> Mark Kromer, Microsoft Azure Cloud Data Solution Architect </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are a few options for using the Azure platform for ETL </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As you transition your data platform into the Cloud, it will be important to consider options for data movement, transformation and aggregation. Let's take a quick look at a few options that enable Cloud ETL in Azure.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-integration-services/etl-cloud-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-integration-services/etl-cloud-azure#comments SQL Server Integration Services Analytics Azure azure data factory Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional cloud Cloud BI DataWarehousing elt ETL Machine Learning Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:52:00 +0000 34491 at http://sqlmag.com Don't Expect Good Decisions from Bad Data http://sqlmag.com/analysis/dont-expect-good-decisions-bad-data <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Bad Data Bad Decisions</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/analysis/dont-expect-good-decisions-bad-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/analysis/dont-expect-good-decisions-bad-data#comments Analysis bad data IoT Machine Learning sentiment analysis Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:42:00 +0000 34451 at http://sqlmag.com One Month Free Trial for Azure Data Warehouse http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/one-month-free-trial-azure-data-warehouse <div class="node-body article-body">Looking to test out Microsoft Azure Data Warehouse? How about doing so for free for one month?</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/one-month-free-trial-azure-data-warehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/one-month-free-trial-azure-data-warehouse#comments Business Intelligence Azure cloud datawarehouse free Microsoft warehouse Wed, 02 Nov 2016 03:45:00 +0000 34341 at http://sqlmag.com At SQL PASS 2016, Microsoft releases beta of Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/sql-pass-2016-microsoft-releases-beta-cognitive-toolkit-20 <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Satya Nadella's vision for Microsoft: Be the "Gutenberg Press" of the AI age </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>At SQL PASS Summit 2016, Microsoft&#39;s been making a number of announcements that go beyond SQL and into the future of how data is analyzed. One of those announcements:&nbsp;Joseph Sirosh&#39;s unveiling of the beta of&nbsp;Cognitive Toolkit 2.0, <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/ignite/microsoft-ignite-satya-nadella-positioning-microsoft-be-gutenberg-press-ai-age">one piece of Satya Nadella&#39;s vision for Microsoft to be the Gutenberg press of the AI age</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/sql-pass-2016-microsoft-releases-beta-cognitive-toolkit-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/sql-pass-2016-microsoft-releases-beta-cognitive-toolkit-20#comments Business Intelligence Cognitive Toolkit Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 Machine Learning Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:51:00 +0000 34311 at http://sqlmag.com <p>As Microsoft&#39;s demos have shown, the powers of machine learning are almost unlimited, from curing challenging diseases to identifying what kind of pupper that is.</p> At SQL PASS 2016, Microsoft unveils public preview of Azure Analysis Services http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/sql-pass-2016-microsoft-unveils-public-preview-azure-analysis-services <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Self service BI, now as a service </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As <a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-pass-2016-preview">Michael Otey&nbsp;noted last week</a>, there&#39;s a lot going on at SQL PASS this year. One of the big announcements:&nbsp;Azure Analysis Services public preview.</p> <p>Initially available in&nbsp;South-Central US and West Europe regions,&nbsp;Azure Analysis Services lets developers spin up new servers in seconds and can pull and analyze data from a variety of cloud and on-premise sources.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/sql-pass-2016-microsoft-unveils-public-preview-azure-analysis-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/sql-pass-2016-microsoft-unveils-public-preview-azure-analysis-services#comments Business Intelligence Azure Azure Analysis Services Business Intelligence Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:31:00 +0000 34291 at http://sqlmag.com Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights http://sqlmag.com/blog/using-bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-desktop-unlock-business-insights <div class="node-body blog-body">It is crucial to move away from data and analytics stored on individual desktop computers. Today’s solutions must promote holistic, collective intelligence. The strong, continued alliance between Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics helps make all this possible.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/using-bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-desktop-unlock-business-insights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/using-bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-desktop-unlock-business-insights#comments Business Intelligence Sponsored Analytics analytics Business Intelligence business intelligence Pyramid Analytics Pyramid Analytics reporting reporting SQL Server Pro Guest Blogs Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:27:00 +0000 33211 at http://sqlmag.com Why the Key to a Data-Driven Culture is Community with Shawn Rogers http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/why-key-data-driven-culture-community-shawn-rogers <div class="field-byline"> Mico Yuk </div> <div class="field-deck"> BI Brainz Analytics on Fire Podcast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Listen to the latest podcast from Mico Yuk of BI Brainz, in which she talks with godfather of BI and Chief Research Officer of Dell Shawn Rogers.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/why-key-data-driven-culture-community-shawn-rogers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/why-key-data-driven-culture-community-shawn-rogers#comments Business Intelligence Analytics on Fire BI Brainz Business Intelligence Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:19:00 +0000 33201 at http://sqlmag.com How to mix Azure ML and Google Spreadsheets for real-time predictions http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/how-mix-azure-ml-and-google-spreadsheets-real-time-predictions <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft's Cortana Machine Learning blog has a cool demo showing off the power of its real-time data prediction </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Want to peer into the future on the fly? Microsoft has been heavily investing in Azure Machine Learning, and they&#39;ve put together a demo to let everyone take it for a spin with nothing more than eight simple steps and Google Sheets.</p> <p>It&#39;s a pretty simple demo that&#39;s built using Census Data to predict, given a few factors, roughly how much someone is making (whether less than, equal to, or greater than $50,000 a year).</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/how-mix-azure-ml-and-google-spreadsheets-real-time-predictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/how-mix-azure-ml-and-google-spreadsheets-real-time-predictions#comments Business Intelligence Azure Machine Learning Business Intelligence Professional Google Google Sheets Machine Learning Microsoft Tue, 17 May 2016 16:11:00 +0000 32371 at http://sqlmag.com Licensed under Creative Commons by David Shankbone Preview of the PASS 2016 Business Analytics Conference http://sqlmag.com/analysis/preview-pass-2016-business-analytics-conference <div class="node-body article-body">The PASS 2016 Business Analytics Conference is coming to San Jose May 2 - 4, 2016 and SQL Server Pro will be onsite to cover the event.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/analysis/preview-pass-2016-business-analytics-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/analysis/preview-pass-2016-business-analytics-conference#comments Analysis big data analysis Business Analytics conference Excel Power Pivot Microsoft Power BI Microsoft Power Query PASS Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:54:00 +0000 31671 at http://sqlmag.com In the future, everyone will be a data scientist for 15 seconds http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/future-everyone-will-be-data-scientist-15-seconds <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Companies like Klipfolio want to put (some of) the power of analytics in everyone's hands </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While <a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/power-bi-cozies-excel-gets-other-upgrades-microsoft-data-insight-summit">Microsoft has been busy expanding SQL Server&#39;s power &mdash; and making it more welcoming to a variety of users</a> &mdash; other companies are also working hard to put analytics in the hands of everyone, and that means boiling down big data to bite-sized charts.</p> <p>That was one of the goals of <a href="https://www.jebbit.com/">Jebbit</a>&#39;s Nicholas Lemieux when he joined the company as director of marketing.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/future-everyone-will-be-data-scientist-15-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/business-intelligence/future-everyone-will-be-data-scientist-15-seconds#comments Business Intelligence dashboards data Klipfolio Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:04:00 +0000 30981 at http://sqlmag.com