BUSINESS INSIGHTS

Advanced Analytics

SQL Server 2017: A BI Perspective

Advanced Analytics

Maximize Your Customer Retention by Predicting Customer Churn

Advanced Analytics, Data Visualization

4 Key Considerations for Building Interactive R Visuals in Power BI

Industry

New BlueGranite Logo: Embracing Our Passion for Data

Data Management, Industry

MS Ignite: Preview of SSIS in Azure

Self-Service BI

Using Dynamic Row-Level Security with Organizational Hierarchies

Advanced Analytics

Python – SQL Server 2017’s Hidden Swiss Army Tool

Self-Service BI

The Hidden Costs of Self-Service BI Initiatives

Advanced Analytics

Become the Maestro of your Genomics Workflow with Bioconductor and Microsoft R Server

Self-Service BI

Understanding Power BI Security and Data Access

Cloud Analytics

Why Companies are Failing to Utilize the Cloud for Analytics

Data Management

The Importance of Consensus When Building a Data Warehouse

Self-Service BI

Introducing Power BI Report Server

Self-Service BI

From Alerts to Actions: Power BI Alerts and Microsoft Flow

Self-Service BI

Self-Service BI: Improving Data Quality using Power BI, Flow & PowerApps

Data Management

Four Tips for Using Azure Data Factory to Load Your Data to Azure Data Lake Store

Industry

BlueGranite’s First Annual Day of Service

Advanced Analytics

Now Presenting: Fun with Functions (String_Split)

Advanced Analytics, Data Science

Publishing Predictive Web Services with Microsoft R Server

Strategy, Industry

What happens when an organization adopts a BI-centric mentality?

Self-Service BI

Understanding the Differences Between Calculated Columns & Measures in Power BI

Modern Data Platform, Cloud Analytics

Creating a Modern Data Platform in the Azure Government Cloud with SQL 2016 & Power BI Report Server

Self-Service BI

Introducing Power BI Premium: Is it Right for your Business?

Advanced Analytics

Tour the Cortana Intelligence Suite

Self-Service BI

What are Power BI Apps?

Self-Service BI

3 More Power BI Features You Might Not be Using

Industry

Meet our Team: Jon Trapane

Cloud Analytics

Top 5 Reasons You Should be Moving Your Business Intelligence Solution to the Cloud

Advanced Analytics

Using Hadoop Data in R for Distributed Machine Learning: The Basics

Self-Service BI

5 New Power BI Features that will Accelerate Self-Service BI Adoption

Advanced Analytics

Azure Data Lake Analytics Holds a Unique Spot in the Modern Data Architecture

Strategy, Industry

Meet our Team: Jim Bennett

Advanced Analytics, Self-Service BI

Data Visualization for Bioinformatics with R in Power BI

Cloud Analytics

Using Real-Time Data Insights & Monitoring

Self-Service BI

3 Helpful Power BI Features You Might Not be Using

Self-Service BI

Tracking Adoption via Power BI Audit Logs

Strategy, Industry

Meet our Team: TJ Polak

Advanced Analytics

Webinar Recap: Distributed Computing & R Server

Advanced Analytics, Industry

Analytics Industry Trends Update

Self-Service BI

Embedding Power BI Reports into Your Applications

Self-Service BI

5 Useful Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) Functions for Beginners

Advanced Analytics

SAS Enterprise Guide vs. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

Data Management, Strategy

Ask the Experts: Data Lakes & Data Warehouses Webinar Wrap Up

Self-Service BI

Microsoft BI is a Gartner Leader for 10 Years in a Row

Data Management, Data Lake

Achieve Data Lake Results by Thinking Cloud First

Data Management, Data Lake

Ensure a Successful Data Lake Implementation through Organization

Strategy, Industry

5 Helpful Posts You Might Have Missed

Advanced Analytics, R

ImpoRting and ExpoRting: Getting Data Into and Out of R

Strategy, Industry

In Case You Missed it - rstudio::conf

Advanced Analytics

Getting Started with Data and Analytics in the Cloud

Self-Service BI

The Role of Prototyping in Power BI Adoption

Self-Service BI, Demo Day

Demo Day: Deriving Dimensions in Power Query

Advanced Analytics

Azure Data Factory and the Cortana Intelligence Suite

Data Management, Data Lake

Data Lakes: A Mess of Data, A Mess of Insight

Self-Service BI

Pro vs. Free Power BI Licenses

Data Visualization, R

3 Reasons to Consider Microsoft’s R Tools for Visual Studio

Industry

Year-End Highlights & Thanks

Data Management

5 Important Steps When Migrating to your Scaled-Out Data Warehouse

Data Management, R

Microsoft R Services: Integrating with API Through T-SQL

Advanced Analytics

The Importance of Having a Cloud Analytics Strategy

Advanced Analytics

Azure IoT Hub and Streaming Analytics Services

Data Management

Options to Scale Your SQL Server Data Warehouse

Advanced Analytics

Using Real-Time Analytics for Quick Decisions

Self-Service BI

Effectively Planning a Power BI Rollout

Strategy, Industry

There’s a lot to be thankful for in the Analytics Industry

Data Visualization

The Science Behind Data Visualization

Modern Data Platform

SSIS vs Azure Data Factory Performance

Advanced Analytics, Healthcare Analytics

Hot Topics in Healthcare Analytics

Data Management, Self-Service BI, Demo Day

Demo Day: Document Your Tabular Model with Excel or Power BI

Modern Data Platform

How to Migrate Data to Microsoft Azure SQL DB or SQL DW

Strategy

Transform Your Sales Pipeline with Data and Analytics

Advanced Analytics

Getting More From Your Data Science Teams; Organization and Process Considerations

Advanced Analytics, Text Analytics

3 Simple Solutions to Bring Structure to your Text Data

Self-Service BI, Data Visualization

Power BI with ArcGIS Maps Closes a Critical Gap

Modern Data Platform

5 Critical Differences: Cloudera Impala vs. Hortonworks HDB

Data Management, Data Lake

Advantages of the Analytics Sandbox for Data Lakes

Strategy

The Successful BI Practitioner’s Toolkit – Part II: The Supporting Cast

Data Management, Master Data Management

Evaluating SQL Server 2016 Master Data Services for Enterprise MDM

Strategy

The Successful BI Practitioner’s Toolkit – Part I: The Hammers

Advanced Analytics, Text Analytics

Microsoft Azure’s Comprehensive Text Analytics Approach Creates Customer Clarity

Self-Service BI, HDInsight, Modern Data Platform

Deploy Cloud Analytics Solutions with Power BI and Azure

Data Management, BIML

A Patterns Based Approach for Solving your Data Integration Challenges

HDInsight, Modern Data Platform

How to Choose the Right Azure HDInsight Cluster

Advanced Analytics, R

Supply Chain Insights with Advanced Analytics: Fuzzy Clustering

HDInsight, Strategy

A Fresh Look at Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Data Management, BIML

Good Data Integration Design Patterns Are Good for Business

Self-Service BI, Demo Day, R

Visualizing Your Data Made Easy with Power BI and R

Data Management

Improving Efficiency and Quality of SSIS Development with Biml

Data Visualization

Data Visualization: Remove Chart Clutter and Focus on the Insights

Data Visualization

Design Principles: Dashboard Layout is Crucial

Data Visualization

Do Your Charts Need a Makeover?

Data Visualization

Dashboard Design – Why a Smaller Canvas is Better

Advanced Analytics

Predictive Analytics Eases Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance

Self-Service BI

New Microsoft Power BI Governance and Deployment Whitepaper

Data Visualization, Healthcare Analytics

Webinar: Embracing Data Ensures Patients Remain Top Priority for National Caregiver

Data Management, Self-Service BI, Strategy

Overview of Microsoft BI Reporting Tool Integration

Solr

Apache Solr: 3 Analytic Use Cases

Data Management, SSRS

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade to SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services

Data Management, SSAS

3 Reasons to Upgrade to SQL Server Analysis Services 2016

Data Visualization

Tableau 101 Video: Understanding Pills, Cards, Shelves

Data Management

Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate SQL 2016 Stretch Database into Your Data Strategy

Strategy

BlueGranite Webinar: Trends in BI and Analytics

Data Visualization

3 Tips for Effective Data Staging with Tableau

Data Management, Advanced Analytics

Built-in Analytics: Why R Matters to a SQL Server Professional

Self-Service BI

3 Pointers to Make your Microsoft Power BI Report a Winner

Data Management

5 Reasons to Get Excited About SQL Server 2016 and Big Data

Data Management

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Analytics Environment to SQL Server 2016

Self-Service BI, Demo Day

Demo Day: Microsoft Power BI Possibilities in Finance, Retail and Healthcare

Data Visualization

Technology Spotlight: Automating Tableau Reports

Strategy

BI Success Begins with Teambuilding

Modern Data Platform

5 Big Data Predictions for 2016

Self-Service BI

Keeping Up With Microsoft Power BI: What's New in Version 2.0

Advanced Analytics, Workforce Analytics

Unleash Your Most Valuable Asset with Workforce Analytics

Strategy

Data Rich, Information Poor: Improve Your Reporting and Analytics Capabilities

Data Visualization

Tableau's Vizable App Helps Anyone Turn Data into Interactive Graphs

Modern Data Platform

Make Big Data Easy with Microsoft Azure Data Lake

Data Management, Retail Analytics

Retail Analytics: Leveraging Big Data to Drive Consumer Demand

Strategy, Mobile BI

Mobile Challenge: Business User Needs for Insights on the Go

Modern Data Platform

External Data Made Easy with Microsoft Azure Logic Apps

Self-Service BI

Tour of the Power BI Ecosystem

Self-Service BI, Demo Day, Modern Data Platform, Healthcare Analytics

Demo Day: Analyzing Hospital Patient Admits with Power BI

Data Visualization, IoT

Internet of Things means Reactive Processing

Advanced Analytics, Retail Analytics

Webinar: Driving Consumer Demand in Retail and Restaurant Industries

Self-Service BI

4 Ways Custom Visuals May Impact More than Power BI

Self-Service BI, Data Visualization

Build Awesome Data Visualizations in Microsoft Power BI

Modern Data Platform

Hortonworks DataFlow: First Impressions

Advanced Analytics, Modern Data Platform

Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Cloud Ready Big Data Solution

Advanced Analytics, Modern Data Platform

Lambda Architecture: Low Latency Data in a Batch Processing World

Modern Data Platform

Azure Data Catalog: Improve Your BI Program Effectiveness

HDInsight, Modern Data Platform

Connecting HDInsight Data with Azure Machine Learning

Self-Service BI, Demo Day

Ad Hoc Analysis of Marketing Campaign Data

Modern Data Platform

3 Hands-on Labs to Get Started with Azure Machine Learning

Data Management, Demo Day, Mobile BI, SSRS

Demo Day: Using Microsoft's Datazen for Mobile BI Dashboards

Hadoop Data Lakes in the Modern Data Platform

Modern Data Platform

Top 6 Use Cases to Help You Understand Big Data Analytics

HDInsight, Demo Day, Spark

Demo Day: Simplify Analysis of Big Data with Spark on Azure HDInsight

Self-Service BI, Demo Day, Retail Analytics

Demo Day: Analyzing the Effectiveness of Promotions in Retail

Advanced Analytics, Modern Data Platform

Azure Data Factory: Connecting Data to Insights

Self-Service BI, Demo Day

Demo Day: Update Dashboard Data with the Power BI Personal Gateway

Data Management, IoT

The Internet of Things – Will My Toaster Watch Cat Videos?

Demo Day: Improving Data Visualization Effectiveness

Data Management, SSAS

Applying Configurations to the Tabular Model with MS Build

Data Management, SSRS

SSRS: Using Multiple Axes in an MDX Query

Advanced Analytics, Demo Day, Workforce Analytics

Demo Day: Better Hiring and Retention with Predictive Analytics

Self-Service BI, Pyramid Analytics

What the Pyramid Analytics Partnership Means for Power BI

First Impressions of Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight

Data Management, SSAS

5 Tips to Ensure Super Fast SSAS Tabular Models

Advanced Analytics, Demo Day, Workforce Analytics

Demo Day: Human Resources Analytics Insights Through Mashup

Advanced Analytics

Video: Getting Started with Azure ML

Advanced Analytics, Self-Service BI

Microsoft Azure Gets Serious About Analytics: Power BI 2.0 and Cortana Analytics Suite

Strategy

Business Process Innovation with Data and Technology

Self-Service BI, Demo Day

Demo Day: Analyze Azure Consumption Data with Power BI

Strategy

Easing into Advanced Analytics and Big Data: Tips for Success

Advanced Analytics

Video: Integrating Azure ML with Excel and Power BI

Strategy

Strategic Analytics & BI: How to Maximize Value for Your Organization

Data Visualization

Video: Selecting a Reporting or Data Visualization Tool

Modern Data Platform

Cloud Data Warehousing Just Got Easier with Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Self-Service BI

Demo Day: Let's Get Advanced! Analytics with the Power BI Designer

Advanced Analytics

Video: 3 Things You Need to Know About Using Azure ML

Self-Service BI

6 Ways to Improve the Speed of Microsoft Power Pivot Reports

Self-Service BI, Demo Day

Demo Day: Using Power BI Designer to Create Powerful Visualizations

Strategy

What Is The ROI for BI?

Modern Data Platform

5 Themes from the 2015 Hadoop Summit

Demo Day, Data Visualization

Demo Day: Using R in Tableau to Mine Data Through Clustering

Data Management, SSRS

7 Use Cases for Datazen

Self-Service BI

How to Get the Full Benefits From Self-Service BI

Demo Day, Data Visualization

Demo Day: Using R with Tableau

Data Management, SSRS

5 Resources to Help You Learn More About Datazen

Self-Service BI

3 Elements for Implementing a Successful Self-Service BI Program

Advanced Analytics, Self-Service BI, Demo Day

Demo Day: How to Perform Sentiment Analysis with Microsoft Tools

Self-Service BI, SSAS

Multidimensional Expressions: A Simple Explanation

Strategy

Get Insights into Datazen, Tableau 9, Hadoop and More

Self-Service BI

Using Power Query for Data Preparation: A Real Life Example

Strategy

Got Big Data and Analytics Questions? BlueGranite has Answers

Modern Data Platform

3 Reasons Hadoop Adoption Will Continue Despite What Gartner Says

Does Your Organization Need Center of Excellence Services? 3 Ways to Tell

Data Management, Demo Day, SSRS

Demo Day: Discover 5 Things You Should Know About Microsoft’s Datazen

Data Management

How Your Company Can Benefit from Microsoft SQL Server APS

Data Management

What is Microsoft SQL Server Analytics Platform System

Advanced Analytics, R

5 Reasons Microsoft's R Integration in SQL Server will be Revolutionary

Data Visualization

10 Incredibly Useful Tableau Techniques

Modern Data Platform

6 Key Features from Microsoft’s Azure Data Lake

Data Management, SSRS

5 Reasons Microsoft Customers Should Try Datazen

Data Management

What Microsoft Users Need to Know About its Acquisition of Datazen

Data Visualization

Level of Detail Expressions:Tableau Modeling is Now Better Than Ever

Data Visualization

Tableau 9: What You Need to Know

Advanced Analytics, Modern Data Platform

Azure Machine Learning: An Overview

Modern Data Platform

How to Process Google Data in Real Time with Azure Stream Analytics

Modern Data Platform

5 Reasons Apache Hive 1.0 Matters to Your Big Data Strategy

Tips for Navigating the Power BI Preview Site

Data Management, Data Lake

Top Five Differences between Data Lakes and Data Warehouses

BlueGranite Announces Acquisition of CapstoneBI

Self-Service BI

Big Changes - What You Need to Know About the Power BI Preview

Strategy

A Key Element behind Impactful Business Analytics

Self-Service BI, Master Data Management

Top 4 Reasons to Consider Master Data Management for Self-Service BI

Modern Data Platform

Want to get Started with Big Data? Stop Throwing Data Away!

Modern Data Platform

On Big Data, the Three V’s are Only One-third of the Story

Modern Data Platform

Hadoop's Momentum is Unstoppable

Self-Service BI

What Type of Self-Service BI Culture Do You Wish to Cultivate?

Self-Service BI, Strategy

Does Self-Service BI Work?

Self-Service BI

What Makes a Self-Service Business Analytics Strategy Successful?

Strategy

Big Data: Dispelling the Myth of Cost and Complexity

Data Management, Big Data, HDInsight

Take Big Data One Step at a Time…but Keep Stepping!

HDInsight, Modern Data Platform

Bring Your Hadoop Implementation into the Cloud with Microsoft HDInsight

Self-Service BI

Power of Business Intelligence Unlocked in Microsoft Office 365

Self-Service BI

What Types of Projects to Consider for Microsoft Power BI

Self-Service BI

Overview of Microsoft Capabilities for Self-Service BI Users

Data Management

Is SQL Server Analytics Platform System a Game Changer?

Self-Service BI

The Role of Power Users in a Self-Service BI Initiative

Self-Service BI

Is Microsoft Power BI a Game Changer?

Advanced Analytics

Improving Customer Satisfaction Through Product Reliability

Data Management

Avoiding Data Quality Pitfalls when Reconciling Multiple Sources

Modern Data Platform

Four Reasons to Consider Big Data and Hadoop for your BI Strategy

Data Management

SQL Performance Tuning Test Results for Data Warehouse Architectures

Data Management, Text Analytics, Modern Data Platform

Social Sentiment Analysis with Hadoop and SQL

Data Management

Business Analytics less Data Quality equals Bad Decisions

Data Management

Data Warehouse Appliances...They're not for Cooking Breakfast!

Modern Data Platform

Real-world Big Data: Data Warehouse Archival to Hadoop

Data Management

Overview of Data Quality Assurance in Data Warehousing

Advanced Analytics

Advanced Analytics: Introduction to Data Mining

Data Management

SQL Server OLTP vs. Data Warehouse Performance Tuning

Data Management

SQL Server APS Proof of Concept Guidelines

Data Management

Performance Tuning a SQL Server Data Warehouse

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