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Last month Microsoft announced that they had acquired the DataZen mobile BI platform and were adding it to their enterprise BI product suite. This is very exciting news that rounds out the Microsoft BI capabilities of their entire product portfolio. What’s more, is that they plan to make if free for SQL Server Enterprise customers who have Software Assurance agreements.
Watch for a series of articles about getting started with DataZen in SQL Server Pro Magazine online.
I presented a session at the PASS Global Summit in 2013 showcasing DataZen called “New York, London, Paris Munich; Everybody’s Talking About Mobile BI”.
I’ve spend a good three days on and off working with the new “Microsoft” DataZen dashboard tool and I think this is going to be significant addition to the enterprise BI offering. It’s not quick and easy to setup the server, configure data sources, data view queries and design dashboards but the end result is worth the investment. This is an impressive tool and users are going to love the dashboard experience.