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Sql server2008 r2_bi_datasheet_final

  1. 1. Business Intelligence Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 expands on the value delivered in SQL Server® 2008 with new technologies and capabilities specifically designed to make actionable intelligence accessible to all employees in the enterprise— leading to better, faster, more relevant decisions. You can empower your users to gain deeper insight into any aspect of their business and to share their findings effortlessly and securely. You can also significantly improve IT and developer efficiencies. Learn more at http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2-SSBI.aspx.TOP NEW FEATURES authoring and publishing tools, Use workbooks as data sources enabling them to import data from for reports. Access sharedTake a look at how key innovations any location, and providing the workbook applications like a cubein SQL Server 2008 R2 enable you ability to deliver rich visualizations. by taking advantage of a newto empower your users, facilitate version of Analysis Services forsharing and collaboration, and Intuitive Authoring and SharePoint 2010.increase IT and developer Publishingefficiencies: Work with the most effective tools Import Data from any LocationPowerPivot for Excel 2010. from Microsoft to drive excellence in Unlock your data from any locationDelivers unmatched computational managed, self-service BI. and integrate reports that exposepower directly within Microsoft data feeds for analysis. Process massive amounts ofExcel. Users can quickly transform data in seconds. Capitalize on Combine data from multiplehuge quantities of data into column-based compression and the sources. Create meaningfulmeaningful information using in-memory BI engine available with information from a multitude offamiliar Excel software, and share PowerPivot for Excel 2010, and sources, including relationaltheir workbooks using SharePoint. take advantage of Data Analysis databases, multidimensionalReport Builder 3.0. Accelerates Expressions (DAX) to perform sources, cloud services, data feeds,report creation, collaboration, and powerful manipulations, aggregate Excel files, text files, and data fromconsistency by enabling users to over billions of rows, and define the Web.create and share reusable report calculated columns and measures. Integrate reports into analysis.elements in a Shared Component Use business reports that exposeLibrary. Shared components make ATOM feeds as data sources forit quick and easy to assemble analysis. Report-based ATOMcomprehensive business reports in feeds provide an easy way to makea professional-looking format. complex enterprise systemsMaster Data Services. Provides accessible to users.the foundation to create, edit, and Deliver Rich Visualizationsupdate master data includingmembers and hierarchies, and to Make the most of reusabledrive direct stewardship to ensure Enjoy interactive slicing and components and rich visualizationdata quality by enforcing business dicing in Excel. Use familiar capabilities to deliver meaningful,rules, integrity, and security. PivotTable® views, charts, and effective reporting solutions. slicers for interactive analysis. Sort, Use “Grab and Go” reporting. filter, and scroll through millions of Reuse common report elements rows with the same performance as published in the Shared Component a few thousand rows. Library and synchronize updates Share data models and analysis with these components to make via SharePoint. Work seamlessly building up-to-date reports quick via Web browser without having to and easy.EMPOWER YOUR USERS download all the data to each Enjoy rich visualization of workstation, and automaticallyGive your users the power to gain geospatial data. “Mash up” refresh shared applications todeeper insight into any business business information with ensure most recent data.aspect by supplying the best geographic representations for SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence
  2. 2. Business Intelligencelocation-based data visualization, Ensure your organization’s reveal hidden details, discoverincluding mapping, routing, and business decisions are always solutions that have becomecustom shapes. based on up-to-date information: mission-critical, and provision appropriate server resources to Make decisions based on most ensure high availability and recent data. Schedule data performance. refreshes for workbooks in SharePoint to ensure the data remains current automatically, even over the Internet. Monitor data refresh activities. Use the PowerPivot IT Operations Dashboard to monitor shared applications and ensure they are always available and up-to-date.SHARE AND COLLABORATEFacilitate seamless and secure INCREASE IT EFFICIENCYsharing and collaboration, capitalize Ensure data quality, integrity,on existing capabilities, and take Boost the efficiency of your IT and security. Eliminate financialadvantage of new possibilities department by driving direct losses caused by dirty data byoffered by SQL Server 2008 R2: stewardship to ensure data quality, relying on the proven technologies centralizing BI and dataCollaborate Seamlessly and in the Microsoft BI Solution Stack. management, and encapsulatingSecurely enterprise data sources. Encapsulate Enterprise DataMake it safe and easy for your Sources Manage your Master Datausers to work together and boost Make sure your users have securethe productivity of your entire team: Deliver a single version of the truth access to the mission-critical for all organizational and self-Work seamlessly via Web information they need. service BI applications.browser. Access shared Give users virtually unlimitedapplications directly in the browser Deliver faster, more accurate data access. Encapsulate mission-without having to download all the results across the enterprise. critical enterprise data sources fordata to every workstation. Enjoy Ensure reporting consistency ad-hoc analysis by using ReportSharePoint’s attractive user across systems by using Master Builder 3.0 and ATOM feeds.interface and the same Data Services, and establish aperformance and features as the Master Data Hub to define, deploy Consolidate heterogeneous dataExcel client. and manage master data centrally. sources for analysis. Integrate a range of varied data sources inCapitalize on standard Drive direct stewardship to reports that serve as data feeds forSharePoint features. Benefit from ensure data quality. Enforce analysis to speed up common orall the features that make business rules and manage complex analysis tasks andSharePoint so effective, such as supporting domains in a central increase consistency.role-based security, workflows, and stewardship portal to create, edit,versioning. and update master data, including members and hierarchies.Maximize business insight.Collaborate with users creating ad- Centralize BI and Datahoc analyses, reuse available Managementapplications as data sources and Integrate the management of BIpublished reports as data feeds, and data to ensure high availability,and take advantage of SharePoint scalability, and reliability forpermissions and workflows to mission-critical applications.coordinate how users share theirown solutions. Discover mission-critical self- service BI applications. LeverageRefresh Data Models the PowerPivot IT OperationsAutomatically Dashboard to monitor and manage shared applications. Track usage patterns over time, drill down to© 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Excel, PivotTable, SharePoint, and SQL Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of MicrosoftCorporation or the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners This data sheet is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFTMAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.0308 Part No. 098-00000 (color)Part No. 098-00000 (black and white)