SQL Server 2016 – What's exciting?

Having completed a week of training on SQL Server 2016, PowerBI, Cortana Analytics at HQ and spending time with the product team, I am super excited of what Microsoft's data platform is going to enable your business to achieve by unleashing the power of analytics on your data. Don't take my word for it, see what some…

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Selecting the right Self-Service BI Tool

Self service BI is getting lot of attention, and there are lot of tools out there in the market from multiple vendors. Some with real great visualization and leveraging the new in-memory processing models. Remember that when it comes to Self-service BI you want to make it as easy as possible for the people in…

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BigData! Hype or Reality?

I have recently had the opportunity to present on the topic of BigData at several forums including the DW 2.0 Asia-Pac Summit and at the Microsoft Big Picture event. At both these events there were sceptics of BigData and as such I thought I might write this blog post. I must agree partly though with…

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PowerPivot in Action

Microsoft partners Extended Results have done it again. They have released another great PowerPivot based Analytics tool – this time for analysing Twitter feeds. The first was a calendar based analytics tools which allowed you to analyse how you and/or your team spend time based on your calendar events in Microsoft Exchange. Analytics for Twitter…

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