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  • Blog Post: Adventure Works!

    My title for this post is a pun on the Adventure Works databases, and samples that have been in SQL Server since I can remember and pops up in the database and in analysis and reporting services. There were also some data mining examples ( as referenced in this old post ) but this has not really moved...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Data Science – TechNet Catch up with Quentin Clark

    Surveillance systems, campaign trackers, sales tools, supply chain monitoring, manufacturing lines, it’s hard to think of an area of a modern business isn’t churning out reams of data. This abundance of information presents companies with one of their biggest challenges, and opportunities...
  • Blog Post: Can Big Data be used to help your customers?

    By Anthony Saxby , Microsoft Data Platform lead in the UK. Many commentators on big data have highlighted potential concerns around the data privacy aspects, however as we work with customers at Microsoft we’re seeing many examples of how large organisations are using big data and analytics...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Big Data: Hadoop auf der Microsoft Plattform

    Hallo @all, auf der Strata Conference + Hadoop NYC 2012 hat das Microsoft Big Data Team die CTP veröffentlicht: 1. “Hadoop on Azure” trägt künftig den Namen: Windows Azure HDInsight Service 2. “Hadoop on Windows” ist als CTP/Preview verfügbar und trägt...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Big Data – HDInsight: Unser Cebit-Auftritt ist online

    Hallo @all, die Cebit war eine tolle Zeit und weil es so schön war, gibt es hier die Aufzeichnungen aller Sessions: http://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/video Hauptbühne/Center Stage: CeBIT 2013 Vortrag: Work Smart mit Big Data Analytics | Microsoft   MSDN/TechNet-Kino: MSDN & TechNet @ CeBIT...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Analysing Twitter Data with Hadoop and Power View

    By Jen Stirrup In the first part of this blog series , we looked at how social media data is a big driver for Big Data technologies such as HDInsight. However, once it is in HDInsight, how is it possible for business users to access the data using familiar tools such as Excel? Large datasets can become...
  • Blog Post: The Week that Was 2nd - 9th July

    Having had a week at TechEd Europe it is no surprise that last week was a busy one full of exciting new content as well as the latest updates from the event. Microsoft, and Hadoop for Big Data TechEd Europe: A Video Diary Free E-Book: Inside Windows Server 2012 Consumerization and SharePoint Security...
  • Blog Post: Case Study: Data Services Firm Uses Microsoft BI and Hadoop to Boost Insight into Big Data

    Klout wanted to give consumers, brands, and partners faster, more detailed insight into hundreds of terabytes of social-network data. It also wanted to boost efficiency. To do so, Klout deployed a business intelligence solution based on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise and Apache Hadoop. As a result...
  • Blog Post: The IT Pro Report: Big Data: Sizing Things Up

    Recently IT Pro publication released a new report on Big Data… Does it represent a big opportunity or even bigger problem when it comes to your business? You can download the report here: Download the report now
  • Blog Post: Democratize Big Data: Hadoop on Windows Server and Windows Azure

    HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100% Apache compatible Hadoop distribution, supported by Microsoft. HDInsight, available both on Windows Server or as an Windows Azure service, empowers organizations with new insights on previously untouched unstructured data, while connecting to the most widely used Business...
  • Blog Post: Experiencing Business Intelligence First Hand

    Business Intelligence (BI) and its sibling Big Data are top IT industry buzzwords. But what do they mean in practice? How do business people actually benefit from them? In an attempt to bridge the gap between the hype and the reality, I spent a morning with Umair Waheed, a BI wizard at Microsoft, and...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Part 3–Highly Available BI: Me , Myself and I

    About Chris Chris Testa-O'Neill is a Senior Consultant for Coeo Ltd, a leading provider of SQL Server Managed Support and Consulting in the UK and Europe. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, sole author of the MCTS SQL Server 2008 Microsoft E-Learning courses and technical...