How to Make Power BI Work for You

By | Database Technology Trends, SQL Server
If you’re searching for software that will enhance your analytics process while making it simpler and more flexible, Power BI is worth looking at. It provides tools that the non-technical users on your team can use to perform analytics with minimal help from the IT team. You can create intuitive models, data visualizations, and dashboards and share them with whoever you want. What is Power BI? –Power BI is a cloud-based analytics software service consisting of a combination of tools (i.e., visualization, self-service data analysis, etc.) that allows users to connect to multiple data sources—no matter where the data resides— and create customized, coherent insights. It’s not exactly new since many of its components were in the market prior to its 2015 release. For instance, Microsoft released Power Pivot as an Excel add-on in 2010. This tool alone is a game changer as it gives analysts the tools to import large volumes of data, create relationships between the data, and perform powerful analysis using PivotTables and Pivot Charts. Using Power BI, you can further manipulate these datasets to perform more complex analyses. Utilize All Components of Power BI – Power BI consists of many components. Users find some more useful (more…)

Become an ISUG-TECH Gold Member Today and Receive a Discount to SAP TechEd 2013

By | Database Technology Trends, General Announcements, Sybase, What's New | No Comments
Become an ISUG- TECH Gold Member today and sign up for the TechEd discount! ISUG-TECH is an independent association that represents thousands of technical users of SAP products in more than sixty countries around the world.  Currently, our focus is primarily the database and development products obtained as part of the Sybase acquisition in 2010, with other SAP products being added based on member feedback. As part of ISUG-TECH benefits its members will receive a more than $1,000 discount on a SAP TechEd 2013 conference pass. Just make sure that you are Gold Member of ISUG-TECH.   Register here and become an ISUG-TECH Gold Member today!   ISUG-TECH Gold Members can attend SAP’s TechEd Conference in Las Vegas, October 21-25, 2013, for a special discounted price. SAP has made available a limited number of special “lecture only” passes that can be purchased for just $1,695, a $1,100 savings of the cost of the full conference pass. These passes are available only to ISUG-TECH Gold Members, and enable the pass holder to attend all keynotes, lecture sessions and special events at the conference, along with access to the exhibit hall and clubhouse. (Holders of the pass will not be able to (more…)