Drillable charts in Mcrosoft Office 15

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

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Consumerization of Business Intelligence

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

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…a long rant on Business Intelligence

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

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colummstore compression for analysis services

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…

xVelocity

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

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