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Sql Server 2012


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SQL Server 2012 is a cloud-ready information platform that helps organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization and quickly build solutions to extend data across on-premises and public cloud, backed by mission critical confidence. Sujit Rai, a technical expert at Convonix shares its uses in business intelligence.

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Sql Server 2012

  1. 1. By Sujit Rai, a technical expert at ConvonixSQL Server 2012 Uses in Business Intelligence
  2. 2. convonix.comAvailability Enhancements• Always on availability groups• Always on Failover Cluster instances• Support for windows server core• Recovery Advisor
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  4. 4. convonix.comAlways on
  5. 5. convonix.comAlways on
  6. 6. convonix.comRecovery Advisor
  7. 7. convonix.comScalability & Performance Enhancement• Column Store indexes• Partition support increased• Online index Create Rebuild and Drop• Achieve maximum scalability with windows Server 2008 R2
  8. 8. convonix.comManageability Enhancements• SQL Server Management Studio• IntelliSense Enhancement• A new Insert Snippet Menu• Transect SQL Debugger• Resource Governor Enhancement• Contained Databases• Tight Integration with SQL Azure• Startup Options Relocated• Data tier Application Enhancements
  9. 9. convonix.comSecurity Enhancements
  10. 10. Security manageability improvements • Default schema for groups • User-defined server roles Audit enhancements • Audit supported on all SKUs • Improved resilience • User-defined audit event • Record filtering • T-SQL stack information Security Enhancements
  11. 11. Database authentication enhancement: contained databases authentication Crypto changes • Hashing algorithms • Certificate key length • Service master key and database master key encryption changes from 3DES to AES • New permissions Security Enhancements
  12. 12. Miscellaneous security enhancements • Tight Integration with SharePoint and Active Directory • Provisioning enhancements Security Enhancements
  13. 13. convonix.comBeyond Relational Enhancements
  14. 14. convonix.comBeyond Relational Enhancements
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  16. 16. convonix.comBusiness Intelligence• Integration Services• Data Quality Services• Master Data Services• Analysis Services and PowerPivot• Reporting Services
  17. 17. convonix.comEvolution of BI
  18. 18. convonix.comPhases of Enterprise InformationManagement Project Integration Services Discover Origins & Market-leading ETL Relationships between and data integration artifacts tool Easy-start solution for Knowledge-based Data master and reference Cleansing & Matching data management Master Data Services Data Quality Services
  19. 19. convonix.comWhy is Data Quality Important?Data quality problems cost U.S. businesses morethan $600 billion a year. Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)Costs associated with bad data include: Excess inventory Higher supply chain costs higher direct marketing costs Billing And more…
  20. 20. convonix.comCommon Data Quality IssuesData Quality Issue Sample Data ProblemFormat Do values follow consistent formatting Telephone number formats: standards ? xxxxxxxxxx, (xxx) xxx-xxxx, etc.Standard Are data elements consistently defined ‘Gender code’ = M, F, U and understood ? ‘Gender code’ = 0, 1, 2Consistent Do values represent the same meaning ? How is revenue presented ? Dollars, Euro, Both?Complete Is all necessary data present ? 20% of customers’ last name is blank, 50% of zip-codes are 99999Accurate Does the data accurately represent A Supplier is listed as ‘Active’ but went reality or a verifiable source? out of business six years agoValid Do data values fall within acceptable Salary values should be between ranges? 60,000-120,000Duplicates Data appears several times Both John Ryan and Jack Ryan appear in the system – are they the same person?
  21. 21. convonix.comHow to Manage Data Quality? Data quality management entails establishment and deployment of:  Roles  Responsibilities  Policies  Procedures  Technology People Technology Processes
  22. 22. convonix.comMake Data Quality Approachable toEveryone
  23. 23. convonix.comDQS Solution Concepts Knowledge-Driven Based on a Data Quality Knowledge Base (DQKB) that is reusable for a variety of data quality improvements Semantics Data is mapped into Data Domains, which capture its Semantics Knowledge Discovery Acquire additional knowledge through data samples and user feedback Open and Extendible Support use of user-generated knowledge and IP by 3rd party reference data providers Easy to Use Compelling user experience designed for increased productivity
  24. 24. DQS Architecture OverviewDQS Clients DQS Cloud ServicesDQS Client DataMarket - Categorized Reference Data DQS Store - KB, Domains Knowledge Discovery and Management DQS Server 3rd Party Reference Interactive DQ Data Projects Reference Data API Reference Data API (Browse, Set, Validate…) (Browse, Get, Update…) DQS Engine Reference Cleansing Administration Data Knowledge Data Profiling Services Discovery Matching Reference Data ExplorationOther DQS Clients DQ Projects Store Common Knowledge Store SSIS DQS Cleansing ComponentFuture Clients: DQ Active PublishedExcel, SharePoint, Projects KBsMDS…
  25. 25. DQS Flow Create DQKB KnowledgeCreate DQS Project Discovery to create a domain Manage Domains
  26. 26. convonix.comWhat is Master Data?
  27. 27. Main Scenarios Data Warehouse / Operational DataData Solutions Management Data Marts MgmtProvides storage and Enables business users to Central data records mgmtmanagement of the objects manage the dimensions and consumption sourcedand metadata used as the and hierarchies of DW / by other operationalapplication knowledge Data Marts systems• Object mappings • BI scenarios A company has adopted 6 “best of breed” systems from different• Reference Data / vendors. They need to be able to managed object lists propagate the correct customer information to each system in a• Metadata management / consistent way. data dictionary MDS provides a platform for central schema, integration points and validation for SI/ISV/Internal IT to develop a custom solution1 MDS focus Partners Value Add
  28. 28. Validation MDS Capabilities Authoring business rules to ensure data correctness ModelingEntities, Attributes, Hierarchies Excel Add-In MDS Web UI Data Matching Role-based Security and Transaction Annotation Master Data Stewardship Versioning Enabling Integration & Sharing Loading batched data Registering to changes Consuming data Workflow / through Staging Tables through APIs through Views Notifications External Excel DWH (CRM, ..)
  29. 29. convonix.comSQL Server 2012 Focus for MDS Empowering IWs through Excel Add-in and improved Web UI Enhanced performance and scalability Improved quality (usability, Focus on Foundational robustness, security) Platform V1 product
  30. 30. convonix.comEmpowering IW: MDS Excel Add-in
  31. 31. convonix.comMDS Demo Flow Create MDS Model Create Create Entitys subscription in XLS views Explore/Upda Publish data te data updates in XLS
  32. 32. convonix.comWhat’s new in SQL Server 2012?
  33. 33. convonix.comAnalysis Services Build on the strengths Embrace the relational and success of Analysis data model – well Services and expand its understood by reach to a much developers and IT Pros broader user base Bring together the relational and Provide flexibility in multidimensional the platform to suit the models under a single diverse needs of BI unified BI platform – applications best of both worlds!
  34. 34. convonix.comBI Semantic Model: Architecture Reporting Third-party SharePoint Services & Excel applications Power Pivot Insights Power View Databases LOB Applications Files OData Feeds Cloud Services
  35. 35. convonix.comHow Should I Build my Model? Depends on the application needs for each layer  Data model  Business logic  Data access & storage Two Visual Studio (BIDS) project types in SQL Server 2012  Multidimensional project – with MDX and MOLAP/ROLAP  Tabular project – with DAX and VertiPaq/DirectQuery
  36. 36. SSAS: Multidimensional Model ImprovementsMultidimensional projects received over 300improvements for performance, supportability, reliabilityand functionality Almost 100 were reported directly by customersMajor new features include: Visual Studio 2010 designers Removal of 4GB string store limit for attributes New events for monitoring lock usage & contentions New messages for tracking resources used per command New PowerShell support
  37. 37. convonix.comWhat’s New in Power Pivot for ExcelAdd-in? Includes the same designer and the same features available to the IT Pro in the Tabular Project in BIDS, except:  Table partitions  Security roles  Configuring Direct Query mode Note it is possible to restore a PowerPivot workbook on a tabular instance of Analysis Services and then create and manage table partitions
  38. 38. convonix.comWhat’s New in Power Pivot for Excel Add-in
  39. 39.Excel’s PowerPivot ribbon tab includes the ability tocreate, edit and delete KPIsThe PowerPivot Field List has been updated to: Allow perspective selection Display hierarchies and KPIs Create a KPI based on a measureThe Measure Settings window, used to create andedit measures, supports the configuration offormatting options What’s New in Power Pivot for Excel Add-in
  40. 40.SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 is a prerequisiteThe add-in has update to include: New administrative capabilities New setup experience Power View authoring from the PowerPivot Galley What’s New in Power Pivot for Excel Add-in
  41. 41. convonix.comNew SSRS SharePoint IntegrationBenefits
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  43. 43. convonix.comData Alert Workflow Create Alert Delivery Email Alert Management
  44. 44. convonix.comOffice Open XML Rendering Extensions
  45. 45. convonix.comWhat is Power View? Power View is an interactive data exploration and visual presentation experience.
  46. 46. SQL Server 2012 Power View Highly Visual Design Experience • Interactive, web-based authoring and sharing of information • Familiar Microsoft Office design patterns • Powerful data layout with banding, callout and small multiples visualizations Rich metadata-driven interactivity• Fully integrated with Power Pivot• Drive greater insight through smart and powerful querying• Zero configuration highlighting and filtering• Animated trending and comparisons Presentation-ready at all times • Interactive Presentation turns pervasive information into persuasive information • Deliver and collaborate through SharePoint • Full screen presentation mode for interactive boardroom session
  47. 47. Power View Architecture SharePoint Farm SQL Server BIDS Web Front End App Server BISM Model RS Shared SSRS Addin ServicePower View client for SharePoint AS Power Pivot Server Tabular System Service Power Pivot Web Service Analysis Services SP IntegratedExcel PowerPivot Model Data sources
  48. 48. convonix.comReference: 2012-ebook-for-free/ ticles/6982.sql-server-2012-developer-training-kit- bom-en-us.aspx
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