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Introduction to Amazon Athena
4 weeks ago

Introduction to Amazon Athena

Ever since I first heard of the Amazon Athena announcement at AWS re:Invent 2016, I have wanted to dig into that solution. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that …
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Amazon QuickSight Today
5.6
3 months ago

Amazon QuickSight Today

After more than a year in private preview, Amazon QuickSight is finally generally available in three worldwide regions. Amazon QuickSight is a low cost cloud BI service developed by market leading …
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Another Look at DOMO
4 months ago

Another Look at DOMO

Update November 8, 2016 – DOMO continues to sabotage themselves with desperate, rude, and bizarre guerrilla marketing tactics. At Tableau Conference 2016, DOMO decided to crash it by sending staff wearing red …
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Data Virtualization for Hybrid Data Integration
9 months ago

Data Virtualization for Hybrid Data Integration

A perfect storm of growing data sources, volumes, and varieties along with empowerment of self-service business analytics is driving the need for rapid, agile access to hybrid integrated data sources. …
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Getting Started with Amazon Redshift
7.8
10 months ago

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is a petabyte-scale cloud data warehouse service that was first launched by the industry leading cloud provider in late 2012. Today in a growing market of cloud data warehouse entrants, Amazon Redshift faces strong competition from Snowflake, Azure …
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Top 10 Data Visualization Migration Considerations
11 months ago

Top 10 Data Visualization Migration Considerations

Much like the cloud wars and the race to zero, the data visualization market is also at war. Multiple mega-vendor players are driving down prices in the short-term for long-term market …
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Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid BI Solutions
12 months ago

Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid BI Solutions

After two glorious days of vacation in Palm Cove, Australia, my inner spirit is recharged and I am ready to write. Last week I presented Tackling Data Gravity with Hybrid …
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Spectacular Events in Spring 2016
12 months ago

Spectacular Events in Spring 2016

Spring is almost here! It is my favorite time of year. Flowers blossom, trees come back to life, my bright color wardrobe reappears and there are many industry conferences to feed …
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Public Data Storytelling
1 year ago

Public Data Storytelling

Today Microsoft announced an exciting preview of public Power BI report publishing for data storytelling. New Power BI Publish to Web unlocks visual analytics everywhere. With YouTube-like embed link creation simplicity, anyone …
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December 2015 Microsoft BI World News
1 year ago

December 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Here we go again! Another month means another deluge of announcements and feature releases from various Microsoft teams. There is no such thing as slowing down for the holidays in Redmond. For time-starved technical …
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Real-Time Twitter Analytics with Azure and Power BI
1 year ago

Real-Time Twitter Analytics with Azure and Power BI

I love Sunday nights. Nice breeze flowing through the open windows, crickets chirping, pups resting, social networks are slower paced and email is still fairly quiet while Redmond is enjoying …
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Diving into Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 year ago

Diving into Azure SQL Data Warehouse

It is a lovely Saturday afternoon, birds chirping, light breeze flowing into my home office window, pups napping, a good change is now imminent and the kick-off of a new football season is …
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A New World of Data
1 year ago

A New World of Data

Finally on a quiet 17 hour flight over the Pacific Ocean to Australia with no Gogo internet access, I completely disconnected from the all the constant digital buzz and rejuvenated …
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The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog
2 years ago

The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog

Old time Microsoft BI fans, do you remember Project Barcelona? Fast-forward a few years, wrinkles, pounds, grey strands in my hair and now we have an even better version of it …
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May 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

May 2015 Microsoft BI World News

As soon as I get monthly Microsoft BI release news collected, I see yet another Tweet come through with more cool updates. Thus if a few more trickle in this …
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Microsoft BI Roadmaps: Planning the Journey
2 years ago

Microsoft BI Roadmaps: Planning the Journey

Roadmaps, roadmaps, roadmaps…how can you plan a safe journey without a roadmap? Just in case you missed the memo, Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise team recently published high level Public roadmaps …
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Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications
2 years ago

Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications

*** UPDATE: On 1/23/2015  Surprise!  Microsoft announced the acquisition of Revolution Analytics.  This is great news and as a result I will be adding that solution option into this mix …
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Unwrapping the Power BI vNext Public Preview
2 years ago

Unwrapping the Power BI vNext Public Preview

Happy Holidays! I wasn’t kidding when I shared to keep posted for more updates last week. Although the Public Preview of Power BI was intended to be quietly and humbly …
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Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization
2 years ago

Inevitable Analytics Market Commoditization

I wrote about future business intelligence and analytics trends back in May 2014.  At that time, I was keeping a pulse on the following trends:

  • Embedded Analytics (already prevalent …
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A Tidal Wave of Analytics and BI News
2 years ago

A Tidal Wave of Analytics and BI News

In the past few weeks, there has literally been a blitz of analytics and business intelligence industry news. Starting with Tableau’s Conference, followed by Qlik Unsummit’s release of full Qlik …
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