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Transcript of "Boston Area SharePoint User Group BI Data Visualization"
See Beyond the Numbers:Data Visualization in SharePoint 2010<br />Boston Area SharePoint User Group<br />March 2011Chris McNulty, Sadie Van Buren<br />
Chris McNulty<br /><ul><li>Working with SharePoint technologies since 2000/2001
20 years consulting and financial services technology (Santander, John Hancock, GMO, State Street)
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Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist </li></ul>Consulting Manager, Burntsand<br />
Full-service IT consulting firm established in 1995<br />30 employees: Partner, PM, Analyst, Developer, QA <br />Industry expertise and focus: Professional Services, Life Sciences & Financial Services<br />Microsoft technology focus:<br /><ul><li>Microsoft Certified Partner since 1995 / Microsoft Gold Certified Partner since 2004
Working with SharePoint technologies since 2001
Terms<br />BCS – Business Connectivity Services<br />SSRS – SQL Server Reporting Services<br />Cube – a prebuilt matrix of data aggregations, hosted in SQL Server Analysis Services<br />Windows Azure DataMarket (fka Project Dallas) – Microsoft initiative to create publicly subscribed data services hosted on Azure and accessed via WCF, PowerPivot, etc. (http://www.sqlazureservices.com)<br />Pivot - Interaction model that accommodates the complexity and scale of a massive collection of information<br />
Complexity Levels of These Solutions<br />Cost<br />Time<br />
Excel Services<br />Use the world’s #1 BI modeling tool<br />Render data, charts, interface using native Excel components (e.g. Slicers) without Excel 2010 on all clients<br />Data stored in Excel; SharePoint hosts a presentation layer using Excel Services<br />Native SharePoint Status Indicators (KPIs) <br />Can also work with lists<br />Use when users are skilled in Excel modeling and charting and data lives in spreadsheets<br />
PowerPivot<br />“Project Gemini” – host 1-10MM row datasets<br />Excel and SharePoint components<br />Data doesn’t live in spreadsheet<br />Released with SQL Server 2008 R2 but doesn’t explicitly require the R2 Engine<br />
PowerPivot<br />Like Excel Web Access except underlying data can be sourced from:<br />SQL, Analysis Services Cube, SSRS Report<br />Access<br />Power Pivot/Excel<br />Data Feeds (XML, Atom, Azure, WCF OData, Dallas)<br />Oracle, Teradata, Sybase, DB2<br />ODBC<br />Text files<br />Excel optimized to handle data management and memory cache locally<br />SharePoint builds cache and optimizes for server web access<br />Use when Excel modeling skills are high but data is too large or too heterogeneous to keep in multiple Excel spreadsheets<br />Quick tip: www.powerpivotgeeks.net<br />
Pivot<br />“Interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun”<br />Interaction model that accommodates the complexity and scale of information rather than the traditional structure of the Web<br />Create a “collection”- underlying schema is CXML or Collection XML.<br />View in SharePoint via Silverlight viewer<br />Complexity: Excel tool available <br />Tip: http://getpivot.com<br />
Business Connectivity Services<br />Read write access to external data sources in SP2010 (aka Business Data Connectivity)<br />Pull data into SharePoint user interface<br />Push data into external sources<br />Native Support for data from SQL, .NET, Windows Communication Frameworks (e.g. Dallas)<br />Configured in SharePoint Designer 2010<br />Republish data to consuming applications (e.g. Outlook 2010)<br />Use when key data lives outside SharePoint direct control – e.g. accounting systems<br />Quick tip: Secure Store Service is needed<br />
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)<br />“Code free” but requires development tools (Business Intelligence Developer Studio)<br />Reports run and render in SSRS Engine<br />Deploy reports to “native” SQL server or SharePoint integrated mode<br />Reuse in SharePoint and Dashboard interface<br />Export contents to Excel, Word, etc.<br />Use when some reports are printed, multipage, etc.<br />
Windows Azure DataMarket<br />Formerly Project Dallas <br />Azure-based public data subscriptions<br />Addressed through OData/XML<br />Query/view download<br />Samples available now at http://www.sqlazureservices.com<br />TIP: Sample data sets are limited in CTP<br />
PerformancePoint 2010<br />Dashboard Designer (browser downloadable) <br />Integrates Excel Services, SSRS, and Performance Point Elements<br />
PerformancePoint 2010<br />Sophisticated self service modeling<br />Decomposition Tree<br />Ideal for SSAS but also work with standard data sources (lists, SQL)<br />Requires true SQL development to build and maintain SSAS cubes for KPIs and scorecards<br />Use when data structures are stable and modeling skills are at least moderate (dimensions, facts)<br />Quick tip: don’t fear SSAS! If you have Project Server you already have cubes<br />
Mapping<br />IDC reports that nearly 80% of business data has a location component<br />Make business tools as engaging as what’s on the web<br />Use cases: <br />Customer base / trade areas<br />Routing and shipping<br />Targeted marketing<br />Supply chain & disruption resolution<br />