It’s that time of year again… end of the school year, graduation, Fathers’ Day and of course; time to take the annual BI Survey! The survey is an annual report conducted by Business Application Research Center (BARC), an independent software industry analyst, comparing the industry BI tools rated by thousands of industry professionals. Participants will have access to a free version of the results that they can use to compare and rank each vendor tool on a variety of criteria. BARC also sells a report of detailed survey results with exhaustive product and vendor background information.
Even for small, informal BI projects, shaping the data into a dimensional model alleviates complexity, speeds up slow calculations and reduces the data model storage size. I conclude this post by reviewing seven data architectures and the data shaping methods with different degrees of scale.
This is going to be a very busy week for presentations Iam presenting with five sessions scheduled on the topic…
This is an introduction to a series of posts and pages that will provide a comprehensive set of best practices for successful Power BI solutions. In previous posts. Let’s start with a simplified flowchart and condensed decision tree. This first whiteboard drawing is the first half of the Power BI design process, ending with the data model, before measures, visualization and solution delivery. There is a lot more but I think this is a good starting point. Let’s start the conversation here and then I will enhance this post with a more complete list of topics.