Microsoft makes big announcements at SQL PASS

I will have a more detailed write-up of everything later but still wanted to give a quick summary of the new announcements: Updateable Column store – Project Hekaton will be released in the next major release of SQL Server and will allow us create updateable clustered column store indexes. This is huge, 20-50 performance increases … Continue reading Microsoft makes big announcements at SQL PASS

Microsoft Surface RT review, sort of in a context of Microsoft BI

First, I have to explain why I am writing this review when so many websites have already covered the product – the only thing that I will cover that others haven't is what features of Microsoft BI stack run on Surface and what don't. Let's get through the bad stuff first. I don't know if … Continue reading Microsoft Surface RT review, sort of in a context of Microsoft BI

Excel 2013 – Business Intelligence – First impressions

I have been playing with the new excel for a few weeks now and I think I have finally enough material to share. In general the first impressions can be bucketed in three distinct set of emotions: Wow - a lot of new cool stuff coming out.  It is becoming painfully clear that the PerformancePoint … Continue reading Excel 2013 – Business Intelligence – First impressions