What is big data analytics?

In current scenario, data is produced in all sizes and forms faster than ever before. Big data analytics is nothing but capturing and combining these data for comprehensive insights and faster decisions. Analyzing a large volume of data to reveal unseen trends, unidentified correlation, customer preferences, current market trend and to predict scope for your products in the near future. It is one step further to that of traditional business intelligence, which deals with less volume of structured data compared to big data analytics. Continue reading »

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The following is a continuation of the previous blog post PASS Summit 2014

Microsoft is changing the way we need to think about data. Microsoft has given us 3 good tools to work with big volumes of data. They are

1. Azure Data Factory – Retrieve data from the past
2. Azure Stream Analytics – Analyze the data in real-time
3. Azure Machine Learning – Predict the future trends based on the current data Continue reading »

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We got a chance to exhibit at the SQL PASS Summit at Seattle. We are going to share some of the information about the events that took place during the summit through a string of blog articles.

During the SQL PASS Summit 2014, DBAs and other technical people around the world gathered to attend the sessions conducted on various concepts, tools and technologies like Power BI, Performance management, Azure etc. Most of the sessions were aligned towards Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, MS Office and other Microsoft related products. There were about fifty companies who exhibited their products/services in the Summit. Continue reading »

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Follow the steps given here to know exactly how to extract data from various Excel sheets using multiple tags.

Step 1 Create few samples with Excel with DimCustomer or DimEmployee from Adventures Works Database. Continue reading »

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Find the step by step procedures on installing the master data services given here.

Step 1: Click on the Master Data Services folder present in All Program — > Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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