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I believe that Microsoft has delivered a very solid release with SQL Server 2012. I love MDS V2, I am giddy with excitement about columnstore indexes (still trying to hunt down any hints that would substantiate the claimed availability of this technology for Analysis Services), I think that PowerView will be a huge success, although … Continue reading Drillable charts in Mcrosoft Office 15
This is a topic that will get a lot of coverage on my blog. I am planning to do some research on Business Intelligence maturity models. There are plenty of articles written on this subject, however, these articles are usually scoped to a state of Business Intelligence in a specific company. The topic is not … Continue reading Consumerization of Business Intelligence
Some believe that our eyes are a window to our soul. That may be true, although in this day and age I believe that the quickest way to size one up is to take a detailed inventory of one's Apple products portfolio... This is an intricate exercise that if done right can yield invaluable insight … Continue reading Apple and I
This will one day evolve into an article, or a book, or an engaging conversation over a beer or two. For now, I just want to sketch out a few things that have been occupying my brain for the last few weeks... so here are a couple of angles to consider: Business Intelligence is not … Continue reading …a long rant on Business Intelligence
Microsoft is claiming that xVelocity technology will be available across SQL Server database engine, PowerPivot AND Analysis Services... This technology works great for the first two, however, I couldn't find anything on column store for the Analysis Services.... This would be a huge new improvement for SSAS...
if you are struggling with pulling data from SAP, this list of essential SAP tables could be helpful DD02L SAP Tables DD03L Table Fields DD04L Data elements TADIR Directory of Repository Objects VARID Variant for Reports TFDIR Function Modules T100 Messages TSE05 ABAP Editor insert commands USR03 User address data USR02 Logon data USR01 User … Continue reading Important SAP tables
Seems to get a lot of attention from Microsoft. Richard Chin who is leading the SQL Server businesses for Microsoft had a long talk about it at the launch event. With a host of great features coming out in this release (MDS, DQS, PowerView just to name a few) of SQL Server, it seems a little … Continue reading SQL Server 2012 and Hadoop
Microsoft is re-branding its Vertipaq in-memory engine that is currently used in PowerPivot and naming it xVelocity. That's hardly worth a blog entry per se.. Howerver, and this is big, xVelocity now is added to both Analysis Services AND Database engines... Supposedly, this technology incrases preformance of the existing relational queries by 10-100... I will … Continue reading xVelocity
Gartner's Doug Laney has coined this term to define IT investments that are justified by catastrophic losses of data... I like the term a lot more than I like his post but I feel like I need to give credit to where it's due so please read his thoughts on blunderfunding here...