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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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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blunderfunding

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…