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SQL Server

BI Wars: Microsoft Awakens
4 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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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. …
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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 …
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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. …
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R Visualizations in Reporting Services
5 years ago

R Visualizations in Reporting Services

After several long weeks on the road, I am finally back home and digging into open-source R again. A few days ago there was a post by TIOBE Software showing …
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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 …
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Couple Quick SQL Server World Updates
7 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 …
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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 …
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Data Warehousing Best Practices and Resources
9 years ago

Data Warehousing Best Practices and Resources

Data Warehousing and Dimensional Modeling

Data Warehouse Fundamentals http://it.toolbox.com/wiki/index.php/Data_Warehouse_Fundamentals and http://www.rkimball.com/html/articlesFundamental.html

Kimball Group http://www.kimballgroup.com/data-warehouse-business-intelligence-resources/

Data Warehouse Toolkit Collection http://www.amazon.com/Kimballs-Data-Warehouse-Toolkit-Classics/dp/0470479574

Best Practices for Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc719165.aspx

DWMantra.com …
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