Book on the Airplane storyTry not to bore you, hope to excite you. Not by technology, but by possibilities and opportunities.Power View -> Crescent conceptual preview, not technology, but how will this benefit your clients.
As we go, we’ll highlight business benefits and return on investment.
This is where we are looking to get a return on BI investment.
Start by talking about new features around delivering data.
Went a long way to insure accuracy. Timeliness is a problem.
Accuracy is questionable. Can be a major distraction to business users.Doesn’t play well with HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Escalate the data management by usage.IT opens a controlled gateway to verified data.SME’s can combine to form a BI Semantic Model.And analyze in Excel.
Other business users access the spreadsheet.Controlled sharing with SharePoint.Reporting is now available to IT to see who is using and how often.Chose when to make this an Enterprise resource.
When the time is right, move to IT-managed environment.
IT now manages the BI Semantic Model.IT and Users are each able to analyze the model.
After Demo –ROIBalance between “delivery of accurate, useful information” and availability to the “appropriate decision makers within the necessary timeframe”Focus everyone on their strengths – IT: data management and security. SME: analysis and decision-makingBetter compliance and auditability
Everybody does what they do best <CLICK>IT manages the data model. <CLICK>Business Users are going to explore and analyze the data. What tools do we offer IT to streamline the process so they avoid being the bottleneck. IT must be responsive. <CLICK> Tabular BI Semantic Model.ROI/Benefits:Shorter time to a working modelLess IT training required. Easier to create. Easier to maintain.Promotes an iterative approach. Less complexity means it is easier to learn and adhere to best practices. “Dan should write the Horror Stories from the Trenches book.What tools do we offer the Business Users? <CLICK>
Power View: 2 to 3 clicks to results. Focus the user on analysis and decision-making, not formatting. Efficiency.Immersive and Interactive. Data in motion. Your organization is dynamic – data analysis tool should be dynamic as well. Better to see trends, changes and correlations.Fun. Users will spend more with the tool and it will be productive time.
After the Demo – Tool that is efficient - increased productivityImmersive and interactive – better-informed decisions, deeper insightsEngaging and fun – more productive time spent understanding the business
Shift from delivery features to backend, data platform features
ROI:Ease of management increases productivity and reduces mistakes
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Efficient means of Data Quality management:Accurate data leads to more accurate analysis and decisionsLess time spent by staff reviewing and cleansing dataCentralized and standardized across the enterpriseSeamless integration with ETL processPlug for the Mapping features in SSRS that were new in SQL 2008 R2Just as some trends are more easily recognized when data is put in motion, some trends are more easily recognized when data is represented geographically.
ROI:More responsive reporting against the relational dataLess stress on source systems when loading Multidimensional BI Semantic ModelsProlong hardware lifetimeAllow for more frequent data loads and reduce latency
Can easily move data we are hosting on-premise in SQL Server to the SQL Azure platform in the cloud.Local apps can access SQL Azure data with minimal modifications.Can create applications to run on the Windows Azure platform in the cloud.
As demand for a given set of data increases, cloud resources can be added to meet the demand.
ROI:Known cost of operation – in many cases, goes from a capital outlay to an expenseScalabilityManagement, backup, continuation of service updates are handled for you
If you have a SQL Server Enterprise Agreement renewing soon, there are advantages for getting that renewal done and things locked in before SQL 2012 is released.
Sql server 2012 smart dive presentation 20120126
An Inside Look at Microsoft SQL Server’s NewBusiness Intelligence Opportunities & Features Brian Larson Dan English Vice President Principal Business of Technology Intelligence Consultant
Brian Larson Contributed to Original SSRS Code Frequent National Conference Speaker Former Columnist for SQL Server MagazineDan English Microsoft SQL Server MVP BI User Group Leadership Team Member Blog / Vimeo Screencasts / Twitter 2
What is Business Intelligence? Right Data - Right Time - Right Place Enterprise Self-Service BI Data Management Data in the Cloud Implementation Planning Questions 3
Business intelligence is all about equipping your organization foreffective decision making.“Effective decisions are choices that move an organization closer toan agreed-on set of goals in a timely manner.” Delivering Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2012“Business intelligence is the delivery of accurate, useful informationto the appropriate decision makers within the necessary timeframeto support effective decision making making.” Delivering Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2012 4
Integration Services Now a full-fledged server product with its own database for storing deployed packages Streamlined package deployment Package parameters provide easier configuration Support for versioning, logging, and reporting 18
Data Quality Services Create a central repository of rules and lists of valid data for your organization. As data flows through your organization, it can be programmatically validated and corrected. 19
Data Quality Services Domain – Minnesota Cities Rules Values Correct To Domain – Minnesota Zip Codes • Must have 3 or Ada Mineapolis -> Adams Minneapolis more characters Adrian Domain – Minnesota Counties Afton St. Paul -> St Paul • Must have 21 or Aitkin fewer characters Akeley Edyna -> Edina Albany DQS Knowledge Base 20
Data Quality Services Manual Corrections One-time Enterprise Projects Data Auto- Correct Domain – MN Cities Domain – MN Zip Codes Domain – MN Counties DQS Knowledge Base 21
Data Quality Services BI Data SSIS Enterprise Warehouse Packages Data or Enterprise Data Store Domain – MN Cities Domain – MN Zip Codes Domain – MN Counties DQS Knowledge Base 22
Column Store Index Improves performance of typical star-schema queries Dimension Table Dimension Dimension Table Table Large Fact Table Dimension Dimension Table Table 24
ColumnStore Index Stores the table data in a column-oriented rather than a row-oriented manner Utilizes highly-efficient data compression, which reduces data reads and increases the efficiency of in-memory caching Can improve performance when loading an OLAP cube 25
ColumnStore Index Limitations A table cannot be updated while a column store index is in place Certain data types cannot be included in column store indexes Not all queries benefit from a column store index 26
High Availability AlwaysOn Availability Groups provide enhanced database mirroring Automatic and manual failover of a group of databases Seamless application failover through a group listener Secondary instances can be used for reporting and backup operations 27
High Availability AlwaysOn Failover Clusters provide cross- datacenter failover AlwaysOn supports rolling upgrade and patching to reduce downtime Easier management through System Center 28
SQL Azure Local SQL Azure Application Database Cloud-based Application SQL Windows Azure Server Database 30
SQL Azure Local SQL Azure Application Database Local Application Local Application Local Application 31
SQL Server 2012 and SQL Azure SQL Azure and SQL Server 2012 share a common architecture Increased ease of data movement between on-premise and the cloud Write once/run anywhere with SQL Server Data Tools 32
Standard Edition Business Intelligence Edition Enterprise Edition 34
Basic Transaction Standard Processing Edition Basic Reporting and Analytics Licensing Limitation on # of Choice of Core-based or Cores Server + CAL licensing 35
Standard Edition plus… Business Intelligence Enterprise Data Edition Management Self-Service Business Licensing Intelligence Server + CAL licensing Corporate Business Intelligence 36
BI Edition plus… Enterprise Advanced Security Edition High Volume Data Warehousing Licensing Advanced High Core-based Availability 37
Other Editions in Earlier SQL Server Versions Datacenter Edition is being retired. All features available in the Enterprise Edition Workgroup & Small Business Editions are being retired. Web Edition will be available only through a Services Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA). 38
Tools from Microsoft Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit Create an inventory of existing SQL Server instances Upgrade Advisor Identifies SQL Server issues to fix before or after you upgrade Distributed Replay Utility Use to compare performance under load before and after an upgrade in a test environment 39
Upgrade in Stages Not all SQL instances need to be upgraded at the same time Select a SQL Server 2012 feature that provides a significant ROI and put in a 2012 instance to implement that feature Always test in a parallel environment before upgrading production 40