Connect from SSRS 2008 R2 to Hadoop

February 16, 2015

A colleague of mine from another company had contacted me. He needed to connect from SSRS 2008 R2 to Hadoop in a version of Cloudera 5.2. Now I admit that working in the municipality I don't have any experience yet in working with the cloud, so it's hard giving advice without personal experience... So, I asked Google how to connect from SSRS 2008 R2 to Hadoop and got an answer from Microsoft that was actually sending me to look elsewhere: "The Microsoft SQL Server SQOOP Connector for Hadoop is now part of Apache SQOOP 1.4 and we are not providing a...
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Report Builder in SQL Server 2014

February 9, 2015

If you've been reading this blog over time, you probably noticed quite a bit of my development was done with Report Builder. Yes, that's the report model shipped with SQL Server 2005. Though my team is currently working on SQL Server 2008 R2, we're only now starting to develop BI solutions with other tools. We're set for a bit of a headache with our Report Builder 1.0 in SQL Server 2014. Report Model has been one of a set of deprecated features on SQL Server 2012 (and obviously also on SQL Server 2014). SQL Server has released PowerView in SQL Server...