Image
Adopt or foster a pet. Save a life. Reduce animal shelter overcrowding. Read more...

SQL Server

Unifying Analytics Across Vendors with Perspective ILM BI Portal
3 years 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 …
Read More

Low Friction Data Warehousing with Perspective ILM Data Governor
3 years ago

Low Friction Data Warehousing with Perspective ILM Data Governor

To keep up with the speed of business in a rapidly changing world of data, modern data warehousing approaches have emerged. Several years ago data warehouse automation offerings began entering …
Read More

Solve Analysis Services Need for Speed
3 years 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 …
Read More

Pyramid Analytics: Launches On-Prem BI for Power BI Desktop
4 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 …
Read More

Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant
4 years ago

Market Shifts in Gartner 2016 DW Magic Quadrant

At the end of February, Gartner released the latest 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. The biggest take-away this year was the key trends to watch …
Read More

R You Ready for SQL Server 2016?
4 years ago

R You Ready for SQL Server 2016?

It is a late night here in Tampa – 2:04AM EST to be exact. Pups are snoring. Crickets are chirping. Classical music is quietly playing on my little iTunes gadget. …
Read More

Exploring SQL Server 2016 CTP2
5 years ago

Exploring SQL Server 2016 CTP2

For those of you that love to stay on the bleeding edge of technology, SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2 was released earlier this week. The downloads are …
Read More

Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem
5 years ago

Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem

After a few years of silence, wondering if cloud first meant cloud only, SQL Server BI on-premises customers finally got a peek at the investments being made in SQL Server 2016. …
Read More

PASS Summit 2014 BI News
5 years ago

PASS Summit 2014 BI News

PASS Summit, the world’s largest conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals, kicked-off today with keynotes by Microsoft’s T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, James Phillips, and Joseph Sirosh. This year the event …
Read More

SQL Server 2014 RTM Announced for April 1 Release
6 years ago

SQL Server 2014 RTM Announced for April 1 Release

Big news came out of Redmond yesterday. SQL Server 2014 will be publicly released on April 1, 2014. This version brings the highly anticipated, in-memory OLTP for SQL Server (formerly …
Read More

Predixion Enterprise Insight 3.1
6 years ago

Predixion Enterprise Insight 3.1

Recently I had the honor of walking through Predixion Insight 3.1 and getting a glimpse at upcoming 3.2 directly with Jamie MacLennan, Co-Founder and CTO at Predixion Software. I have …
Read More

PASS Summit 2013 News
6 years ago

PASS Summit 2013 News

This one will be short and sweet. If you want to watch the PASS Summit 2013 key note, it is available at the PASS Summit site.

This year very little …
Read More

Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates
6 years ago

Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates

August has been a busy blog month so I am going to keep this one short and sweet.  There are a couple key updates in SQL Server World floating around …
Read More

Myth: Tableau can’t use Stored Procedures. Reality: Yes it can!
6 years ago

Myth: Tableau can’t use Stored Procedures. Reality: Yes it can!

There seems to be a myth out there that Tableau can’t work with SQL Server stored procedures. That may have been true in Tableau v6 but not it is not …
Read More

Practical Predictive Analytics
7 years ago

Practical Predictive Analytics

I recently did a fun TDWI Practical Predictive Analytics presentation on how to get started with data mining and predictive analytics using a wide variety of tools including: RapidMiner, R, …
Read More

SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Business Intelligence Summary
7 years ago

SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Business Intelligence Summary

In an unusual but warmly welcomed move, Microsoft SQL Server Technical Marketing released the SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 Product Guide before the CTP was released to the public.  The …
Read More

More Microsoft BI and SAP
9 years ago

More Microsoft BI and SAP

June 2011

SQL CAT White Paper http://sqlcat.com/whitepapers/archive/2011/01/26/

SQL CAT white paper now available on how to use Power Pivot to empower business users to integrate and analyze SAP and non-SAP data …
Read More

Top