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Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 1
2 months ago

Analyzing 2018 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant – Part 1

Once again we enter the most magical, controversial time of the year in the analytics realm. Last year, I delved into understanding this report, why it is skewed, contentious, what …
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Back to Dimensional Modeling Basics
10 months ago

Back to Dimensional Modeling Basics

Several large systems integration consulting firm leaders in my network have confirmed a resurgence in demand for OLAP and related dimensional modeling skills. Dimensional modeling design patterns are still being …
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Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal
1 year ago

Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal

With the recent industry shift towards the use of agile self-service BI solutions, traditional and modern BI solutions are often deployed side-by-side in a bi-modal analytical strategy. It is not …
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Solve Analysis Services Need for Speed
1 year ago

Solve Analysis Services Need for Speed

If you have done everything possible to tune your Analysis Services OLAP cube and it still is not delivering fast enough queries, you might want to evaluate an acceleration utility …
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Pyramid Analytics: Launches On-Prem BI for Power BI Desktop
2 years ago

Pyramid Analytics: Launches On-Prem BI for Power BI Desktop

Note: The following is a guest post by a respected peer of mine, Peter Sprague. We recently held a webinar together where I asked him tough questions and FAQs on why Microsoft customers would …
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Top 10 Data Visualization Migration Considerations
2 years 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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Annual BI Bake-Off March Madness Style
2 years ago

Annual BI Bake-Off March Madness Style

Last Sunday was the annual BI Bake-Off, arguably the BI industry’s most highly anticipated, public competitive BI/analytics vendor demo showdown of the year. The mega-popular event founded by Cindi Howson is …
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BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
2 years ago

BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens

A long time ago in a galaxy of data far, far away….

Mega-vendors and niche vendors aligned forces to expand on-premises business Intelligence battles into the cloud. The increasing commotion awakened …
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A New World of Data
3 years 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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Tip! Embed Excel into a Web Site via OneDrive
4 years ago

Tip! Embed Excel into a Web Site via OneDrive

Here is a fun and unexpected 4th of July surprise.  Last year on this very same day I was playing with the Hortonworks Sandbox. This year while out and about, …
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