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Big Data in Cloud with HDInsight Service Preview

Preview of the Windows Azure HDInsight Service — our cloud-based distribution of Hadoop – is broadly available through the Windows Azure Portal. The Windows Azure HDInsight Service is built on the Hortonworks Data Platform to ensure long term compatibility with Apache Hadoop, while providing customers with the low cost and elasticity of cloud computing. Starting…

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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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Big Data in my little head

I recently attended internal training on Microsoft Big Data presented by our partner in this space Horton Works. It was a bit of a learning curve as the world of Big Data is a paradigm shift to the relational world, or so I thought. It turns out it isn’t that remarkably different. The Horton Works…

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Optimizing SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint for Private Cloud – Business Intelligence White Paper

The managed self-service business intelligence (BI) capabilities of SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint Server 2010 make it easier than ever for business users to create and share rich, powerful BI solutions through familiar Microsoft Office applications, while allowing IT administrators to efficiently monitor the BI infrastructure. Download the whitepaper to explore the scenarios of implementing…

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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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Have you registered for the Big Picture Event?

  Experience the future. NOW. Driven by the thought “Don’t tell me, SHOW ME!”, Microsoft brings you a complimentary annual event that allows you to explore first-hand cutting-edge and amazing Microsoft technology in action. Discover a theme park of possibilities packed with a series of different real-life scenarios set in the world of business and…

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Analysis Services Report actions and SharePoint Integrated Mode Reports

This is one of those things that you can easily get wrong from time to time, (I have ), so thought I would share it on my blog and hopefully it will save some of you from facing the same issue. When you have Reporting Services running in SharePoint integrated mode and you want to…

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New on Technet – BI Scenarios site

The Microsoft BI team have put together a great site on Technet, that has end-to-end guidance on how to implement BI solutions in your organizations. Additional scenarios will be added regularly, so add this site to your favourites and keep on visiting frequently. You can also leave comments on the topics you are looking for…

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