Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Data Discovery...

With a slew of tools and vendors coming in the BI Space, there has been one area of BI where there have lot of tools coming. It is the area of data discovery, there is a lot of interest in the business/technology users to discover/profile/analyze the data available. Prior to starting a project users are wanting to look at data available to make decisions on how to move forward. The tools that exists today like PowerBI from Microsoft provides the user a quick start into looking at the data. One of the vendors providing such data discovery and other related tools in the BI Space is BeyondCore. Here is the link for the website: http://www.beyondcore.com. BeyondCore has interesting capabilities like analyzing data within Microsoft Office, they call it the one click automated analytics within Microsoft office. Some of the features claimed by BeyondCore that is not in other virtualization products are:
1. One Click Data Cleansing
2. One Click Hypothesis Free Analysis.
3. Diagnostic and Predictive Analysis.
4. Collaborative Analysis
5. Animated Briefing.
The whole set of advantages are listed here in this link below:
There are lot of discovery tools out there along with BeyondCore. The important thing is can these Data Discovery tools answer the questions that the Business/Organizations have  about the data that would be the determining factor.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happenings in Microsoft BI...

There have been lot of movements, happenings going on in the Microsoft BI space. There is lot of developments happening in the Power BI/Self Service BI Space. Please see the blog post below from BI Expert Jen Underwood: She has summarized the happenings and she also writes very good articles in the BI/Analytics Space.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Power View - Analyzing Data...

There have been lot of buzz about Power BI/Power Viewer  and its use for Self service BI, also the options to connect to different data sources have been increasing. Here is a link below which discusses use of PowerView tool for analyzing cricket data as part of the world cup series. It is a fun experiment but at the same time provides insight into how PowerView works.