Free Datasets, Data Warehouse and OLAP Databases for your use

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Whether you're doing demos, trying different aspects of applications or just looking for something new, you may want to have a broad and free selection of data to choose from. This post is here to help you out on that.I've collected a number of free data source for you to use: From the PowerPivot blog:Data on the District of Columbia http://ogdisdk.cloudapp.net/DataCatalog.aspx From Andrew Fryer's blog:Data from the UK Government: http://data.gov.uk/data/ Datasets for neighborhoods in the UK (with Geospatial data) http://www.data4nr.net/resources/all/ From Chris Webb's blog:The Guardian Data StoreData from the Greater London Authority http://data.london.gov.uk/ Also, following a post from Mr. Webb...

Using the Dallas Project in Excel and an SSRS Report

Monday, December 7, 2009

I read a while ago in Chris Webb's blog about project Dallas which really got me interested. Quoting from the site itself: "Microsoft® Codename "Dallas" is a new service allowing developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase and manage premium data subscriptions in the Windows Azure platform." So what does it mean? Basically that you have a public data source in the cloud that you can connect to and use for your own applications. And why am I so psyched about this? I have to admit that I am constantly looking for data I can use for demos....