All things Data Related....

On this site I will be posting entries related to Data platform and analytics that I learn and believe could be valuable learning to others who want insight from their data

August, 2012

  • Free Ebooks from MS Press

      In case you missed this announcement, I am including the link s below to free ebooks from Microsoft Press. Don't worry just because they are free they are not about out dated technologies, they are actually current versions such as Windows Server...
  • 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...
  • Step by Step: Setting up Linux ODBC driver for SQL Server

    After setting up Redhat Linux 6.3 in Hyper V image follow the instructions outlined on TechNet - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh568449.aspx to install the Driver Manager.                    ...
  • Teched Australia 2012: Session Catalog is live

    Thank you to those for submitting  some great sessions this year. It was always going to be a difficult task in selecting the final 11 sessions for the Database and BI track. Congratulations to those who have been selected and we look forward to...
  • 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...