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  • 1. Practical BI on the cloud:Leveraging reporting forData Analytics Vineet Arora (@VinniArora) WinWire CTO & Microsoft vTSP (@WinWire)
  • 2. Session Objectives and Takeaways What am I am going to talk about and demo (Level 200): – SQL Azure as the cloud based data platform – Development and deployment of SQL Azure reporting – Scenarios for cloud based data analytics What am I not going to cover today: – Code level details of creating or using SQL reports – Advance features of SQL Azure like data setup, deployment or Federated databases Key Takeaway
  • 3. To achieve a baseline…• How many of you already build SQL reporting solutions using: – SSRS in native or SharePoint Integrated mode? – SQL Azure DB service? – SQL Azure Reporting?• How many hours you took to setup your first SSRS server (and really made it work!)?
  • 4. Lets break it down…• SQL Azure – quick recap – Demo: SQL Azure Management portal• Data Analytics in the cloud – SQL Azure Reporting overview – Usage scenarios – SSRS vs. SQL Azure Reporting – SQL Azure Reporting Limitations• More demos – Managing SQL Azure reporting services – Developing and Deploying SQL Azure reports
  • 5. SQL Azure – quick recap
  • 6. SQL Server vs. SQL Azure Enterprise-class “scale-up” data Distributed “scale-out” database platform service Multiple hardware platforms and Abstracts OS and hardware deployment options management Deploy as dedicated server in Easy provisioning, multi-tenant customer datacenter, VM or 3rd party Automatic high-availability and Typically licensed per-server or per data replication processor Pay-as-you-go and commitment offers Symmetry with Traditional RDBMS Familiar T-SQL relational model Support existing code libraries and protocols Ecosystem of familiar development and management tools6
  • 7. SQL Azure components Database Data Sync Reporting7
  • 8. SQL Azure Management & Dev Tools • SQL Azure account portal – Provision logical servers and databases which includes a lightweight web-based database manager – Data sync configurations • SQL Server Management Studio – an integrated environment with graphics tools for accessing and configuring SQL Server and SQL Azure databases • MS-Excel and PowerPivot as clients – Connect to SQL Azure like you will connect to any other data source • Visual Studio integration – supports building applications with data connections to SQL Azure
  • 9. DEMO: SQL Azure Management9
  • 10. Data Analytics in the cloudusing SQL Azure Reporting
  • 11. SQL Azure Reporting overview Based on SQL Server Reporting Services o Interactive and tabular reporting o Data visualizations: charts, graphs, mapping, gauges Web Role Reporting Uses SQL Azure Database as data sources Utilizes BI Developer Studio to author reports Export to Excel, PDF, CSV formats Integrated into Windows Azure Management Portal11
  • 12. DEMO: SQL Azure Reporting Management12
  • 13. DEMO Summary: SQL AzureReporting Management• Integrated with Windows Azure management• SSRS server easy to provision• Provision the service – Select geo-location• Manage additional users – Assigning them to default roles of SSRS• Browse and manage items – Reports – upload or publish from Visual Studio – Data sources definition for cloud data sources
  • 14. SQL Azure Reporting Usage Operational reportingOperational Embed reports into EmbeddedReports Azure data on SQL Windows Azure or on- Reports premises applications Windows SQL Azure Azure Reporting Application BI SQL Azure RDL Developer Database File Studio
  • 15. Scenarios: Data Analytics using SQL Azureand SQL Azure Reporting Operational reports On-premise BI Windows Azure using SQL Azure apps/tools connecting based custom BI reporting to SQL Azure DB applications SQL Azure Reporting SSRS / Excel / PowerPivot Service consumer / Custom applications apps / Browser Windows Azure SQL Azure SQL Azure Custom Embedded BI App Reports Data Sync Windows Windows Azure Azure any web any web SQL Azure app app SQL Azure Reporting
  • 16. SSRS vs. SQL Azure Reporting Reporting Services SQL Azure Reporting Development - Business Intelligence Design - Business Intelligence Design Studio (BIDS) Studio (BIDS) Tools - Report Builder - Report Builder* Supported data Diverse data sources SQL Azure databases sources Report Report Manager or Windows Azure Portal SharePoint URL browsing Management - display reports - rendering to multiple formats - subscriptions - scheduled delivery Developer Custom data sources, Extensibility is not yet assemblies, report items, enabled Extensibility authentication, etc. Security Model Windows Authentication SQL Azure Username/password *Authoring only - deployment to SQL Azure Reporting through BIDS
  • 17. SQL Azure Reporting ’Limitations’Development • Creating reports from Report Builder 1.0, Report Builder 2.0, and Report Builder 3.0 is not supported. • No support custom assemblies and custom extensions • Only SQL Azure as a data source is supported (for now!) • Reporting Services Configuration manager is not available • Links to external images is not supportedFeatures • SharePoint integrated mode is not supported. Only native mode is supported. • No Report Manager! Yes really. • No support for subscriptions and scheduling functions!
  • 18. SQL Azure sample database (
  • 19. Migration tool –
  • 20. Wrap Up• SQL Azure is a powerful relational database as a service available on Azure platform• SQL Azure reporting provides various capabilities for data-tier applications – Extend & scale your data analytics solutions – Ease of management and deployment – Familiar tools for management and development• Limitations will go away! – it is just version 1.0• SQL Azure Reporting Resources:
  • 21. Thank You!Raffle: Win a XBOX Kinect bundle at ourbooth Vineet Arora (@VinniArora) WinWire CTO & Microsoft vTSP (@WinWire)