SQL BI Professionals – Let your voice be heard!

As recently announced by T.K. Anand on the Analysis Services and PowerPivot, the SQL BI development team are looking for your thoughts and opinions on the tools and capabilities for SQL Server Analysis Services Development. If you want your voice to be heard – now is a great time to do it!  Follow through with the BI Professional Survey for more information and link to the survey. The voice of the SQL community has a huge impact on how and what the SQL BI team develops.   After all, it was due to strong SQL BI community feedback that helped push…

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SQLPASS: Hadoop and BI are better together–we’ll show you how!

This is going to be yet another exciting SQLPASS Summit!  Lots of great sessions, focus groups, and craziness – definitely one of the funner times of the job! Over the last few years, I have had the honor to speak at the SQLPASS summits with the various themes surrounding large volume / complex Enterprise Business Intelligence. Last year I had the honor to introduce Hadoop on Azure and Windows during the 2011 PASS Summit Keynote with Ted Kummert.  As it was recently announced during this year’s Strata Conference, Hortonworks Powers Microsoft HDInsight. For this year’s PASS Summit, Dave Mariani (@dmariani)…

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SQLPASS Summit 2012 is coming! Check out how Klout, SQLBI, and Hadoop help power Bing social search!

Wow, it’s already October which means that we’re less than a month away from the SQLPASS 2012 Summit in my fair city of Seattle, WA from November 6th – 9th.   As there are over 190 technical sessions with three days of deep dive content – this is the premier conference for SQL Server professionals! There are many interesting sessions – you can review the session schedule at: http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2012/Sessions.aspx. During SQLPASS Summit 2012, Dave Mariani (VP Engineering, Klout, @dmariani) and I will be presenting our session How Klout Changed the Landscape of Social Media with Hadoop and BI [BIA-306-M].  The session…

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Klout powers Bing Social Search!

A pretty exciting announcement by Klout happened today – they are now powering Bing Social Search as noted in Bing has Klout! Hats off to them on how they have changed the landscape of social media. And if you want more information on how they did it?  Check out Dave Mariani (@dmariani) – VP Engineering at Klout – and my presentation during Hadoop Summit 2012: How Klout is changing the landscape of social media with Hadoop and BI from Denny Lee To know more about how Analysis Services to Hive works (the BI portion noted in the above slides), please…

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SQL Server Analysis Services to Hive

Over the last few months, we’ve chatted about how Hadoop and BI are better together – it’s a common theme that Dave Mariani (@dmariani) and I have spoke together about in our session How Klout changed the landscape of social media with Hadoop and BI. While this all sounds great, the typical question is “How do I do it”?  I am proud to say that after months of intense writing – all of this is due to the amazing work by Kay Unkroth who regularly blogs on the official Analysis Services and PowerPivot Team blog – we now have the…

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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX and DAX

Want to know more about SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services – Multidimensional and Tabular?  Well, check out SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX and DAX!  The book is co-written by my SQL BI teammates – so thank goodness for that (to compensate for my lack of writing grace)!   So what’s in the book? Shows how to utilize SQL Server Data Tools to build Analysis Services multidimensional and tabular databases Shares fundamental concepts of DAX and MDX and dives into advanced concepts such as parent-child hierarchies and time-based analysis Demonstrates methods for analyzing and optimizing DAX and MDX query…

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What are thou Big Data? Asked the SQLBI Arbiter

Over the last few days, I’ve been pinged the question: What is Big Data? Go figure, I actually have an answer of sorts – from a SQL BI perspective (since that’s my perspective, eh?!) Above the cloud: Big Data and BI from Denny Lee There are two blog posts that go with the above slides that provide the details. Concerning the concepts of Scaling Up or Scaling Out, check out Scale Up or Scale Out your Data Problems? A Space Analogy. Concerning the concepts of data movement, check out Moving data to compute or compute to data? That is the…

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