The post Connecting PowerPivot to Hadoop on Azure – Self Service BI to Big Data in the Cloud provided the step-by-step details on how to connect PowerPivot to your Hadoop on Azure cluster. And while this is really powerful, one of the great features as part of SQL Server 2012 is Power View (formerly known as Project Crescent). With Power ‘View, the SQL Server BI stack extends the concept of Self Service BI (PowerPivot) to Self service Reporting.
Above is a screenshot of the Power View Mobile Hive Sample that is built on top of the PowerPivot workbook created in the Connecting PowerPivot to Hadoop on Azure blog post. But taking a different medium, the steps to create a Power View report with Hadoop on Azure source can be seen in the YouTube video below.