Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #6: Business intelligence

In this sixth blog entry, we'll continue to explore the Azure Data Architecture Guide. The previous entries in this blog series are:

Like the previous post, we'll work from a technology implementation seen directly in our customer engagements. The example can help lead you to the ADAG content to make the right technology choices for your business.

Business intelligence

Azure offers a rich data and analytics platform, so you can build scalable BI and reporting solutions. Create rich, interactive reports with Power BI by having it connect to Azure Analysis Services, which uses a highly optimized in-memory engine to provide responses to queries against user-friendly semantic models, within a fraction of a second. The underlying data is provided by Azure SQL Data Warehouse, which acts as a central repository of integrated data from one or more disparate sources.

Business Intelligence

Highlighted services

Related ADAG articles


Please peruse ADAG to find a clear path for you to architect your data solution on Azure:


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Comments (2)

  1. R.a.lf says:

    Just a small notice:

    The links are wrong to :
    – Power BI
    – Azure Analysis Services
    – Azure SQL Data Warehouse
    – Azure Data Factory

    Thanks for the post 🙂

    1. This was very helpful. Thanks, Ralf!

      I updated the links. Let me know if there are any more issues.

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