About The Author

Melissa Coates

Melissa is a Principal Architect with BlueGranite. Her main focus is on client project delivery of data management and analytics solutions. Melissa is a Data Platform MVP and volunteers with the Charlotte BI Group in North Carolina. To learn more about BI, data warehousing, and data lake development, please also visit Melissa’s personal blog at


Data Lake, Modern Data Platform, Azure

10 Things to Know about Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2

Modern Data Platform

Is Azure SQL Data Warehouse a Good Fit? (Updated)

Modern Data Platform

Top 5 Strategic Considerations for Choosing Architecture Components in Azure

Modern Data Platform

Is Azure SQL Data Warehouse a Good Fit?

Strategy, Modern Data Platform, Enterprise BI

Overview of Microsoft BI Reporting Tool Integration

Modern Data Platform

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

Power BI

Tour of the Power BI Ecosystem

Modern Data Platform

Azure Data Catalog: Improve Your BI Program Effectiveness

Enterprise BI

What the Pyramid Analytics Partnership Means for Power BI

Data Visualization

Video: Selecting a Reporting or Data Visualization Tool

Modern Data Platform, SSRS

7 Use Cases for Datazen

Tips for Navigating the Power BI Preview Site

Power BI, Enterprise BI

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

Enterprise BI

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

Power BI, Enterprise BI

What Types of Projects to Consider for Microsoft Power BI

Enterprise BI

Overview of Microsoft Capabilities for Self-Service BI Users

Enterprise BI

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


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