Microsoft named a Leader in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems 2013 and Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms 2013

Οι λύσεις Επιχειρηματικής Ευφυΐας (ΒΙ) εξελίσσονται ραγδαία τη τελευταία δεκαετία κυρίως λόγω της αύξησης των δεδομένων (Data Explosion), της διαχείρισης μη δομημένων δεδομένων (Unstructured Data) και του Consumerization of IT. Οι προκλήσεις που αντιμετωπίζουν οι επιχειρήσεις σήμερα όσον αφορά τις λύσεις ΒΙ, σχετίζονται με το κόστος κτήσης (TCO) και τη προσδοκώμενη απόδοση (ROI) των επενδύσεων…

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Are you an Oracle DB? Become a Bilingual one…

80% of DBAs recently said they encounter multiple database platforms at work.* Become an indispensable IT Pro – it’s easy to expand your database skills. *Embarcadero Database Trends Survey Report, December 2010 From Good to Great: the Roadmap to Become an Expert Bilingual DBA 4 minutes to join: Join communities of DBAs who are enhancing…

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Database Virtualisation: The End of Oracle RAC?

Reposting an interesting article from flashdba (Oracle databases, Exadata and the high-performance world of flash storage) on Sept. 10th.   Conclusion Ok so the title of this post was deliberately straying into the realms of sensationalism. I know that RAC is not dead – people will be running RAC systems for years to come. But…

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SQL Server Label Security Toolkit

The Label Security Toolkit provides tools and techniques for using Microsoft® SQL Server (versions 2005 through 2012) to implement row-level security (RLS) and cell-level security (CLS) based on security labels. The major components of the Toolkit are: • The Label Policy Designer application • Documentation • Examples showing the implementation of row- and cell-level security…

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SQL Server Distributed Replay

Another interesting feature of SQL Server 2012; content from Technet: The Microsoft SQL Server Distributed Replay feature helps you assess the impact of future SQL Server upgrades. You can also use it to help assess the impact of hardware and operating system upgrades, and SQL Server tuning. Benefits of Distributed Replay Similar to SQL Server…

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More demos of Power View available

From PejmanJ Microsoft post on Dec 27th, available at here Let’s walk through how to use the sample, and then how to create your own report. I’ll use the car Auto Sales sample report and model. To use the sample report, just click on the report image (or here). You are taken to the report…

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