SQL Server 2012 Licensing Reviews and Views

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Microsoft has recently announced the SQL Server 2012 Licensing. The main news is the new BI edition released with SQL Server 2012 which is positioned between the Standard edition and the Enterprise edition. You can read an SQL Server 2012 Licensing review on the Adatis blog which lists the pros and cons of the new edition and payment method. Amongst other things, they point out that: "The Business Intelligence edition strips away - Advanced Security (Advanced auditing, transparent data encryption) - Data Warehousing (ColumnStore, compression, partitioning) and provides a cut-down, basic (as opposed to advanced) level of High Availability (AlwaysOn)" I felt like I read mostly good feedback from different bloggers on the matter, coming from...

Amir Netz and Ariel Netz Talk on PowerPivot, DAX, Report Builder and PivotViewer

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ok, so the unexpected happened - about a month and a half after interviewing Mr. Donald Farmer, I got to interview Mr. Amir Netz and Mr. Ariel Netz! I know!... You probably remember Mr. Amir Netz from his appearance in the recent keynote session in the BI conference in New Orleans. He spoke about what's going to be new in PowerPivot. When I heard he was coming to Israel for a conference discussing Panorama and PowerPivot, I decided I'd try to get a few more tidbits from him... In the keynote session, Mr. Netz had talked about adding the ability to...

PowerPivot and Panorama Nova View

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mr. Amir Netz, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, came to lecture about Self - Service BI and Panorama, along with Kobi Averbuch, VP of R&D at Panorama. These are a few of the major points in their lecture: PowerPivot IT cannot meet all demands. People will try to find a solution themselves.We need a technology to bridge the gap. How to build a PowerPivot application We start by installing the PowerPivot add - in. PowerPivot runs in - memory using the Vertipaq engine that ensures quick time response.All this is without indexing and caching. We connect to the various data sources and bring the data...