Self-service BI

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Make Cloud BI Work for You
Gilad Elyashar
Chuck Heinzelman
David Magar
April 10-12, Chicago, IL
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April 10-12, Chicago, IL
Abstract
Not all business intelligence needs are the same; if they were, this world
would be a very boring place. With Microsoft's BI offerings in Azure,
you have the flexibility to create the BI environment that best fits your
needs. Whether you need traditional SQL Server Reporting Services,
PowerPivot, or full-blown Power View, Azure provides the building
blocks for your solution. Join this scenario-based, demo-driven
presentation to learn how you can build and leverage Azure-based
Reporting Services, PowerPivot, and full Infrastructure as a Service BI
options.
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Welcome to the Azure Playhouse
The Businesses in Your Neighborhood
A Play in Three Acts
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Act 1 – It Mashes, It Slices, It Dices
The Setting
You are a catalog retailer. You’ve been experiencing
problems with your shipping pipeline that is causing
customer dissatisfaction. You are not sure exactly which
carriers are causing the problems, but you believe that
most of your problems are geographically isolated.
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Traditional Business Intelligence
Traditional BI
Provision
Analysis
Reports
Dashboards
and scorecards
Data
Staging
ETL/Data
Quality
Analysis
Data
cubes warehouse
Existing
Data
LOB applications
Data marts
Files
IT Professional
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Meet
Anna
Anna’s Day to Day
Prepare
Data
Create
Reports
Share
Insights
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Evolution of Business Intelligence
Traditional BI
Self-service BI
Provision
Analysis
Reports
Dashboards
and scorecards
End Users
Data
Staging
ETL/Data
Quality
Analysis
Data
cubes warehouse
Spreadsheets
Existing
Data
LOB applications
Data marts
IT Professional
Files
Specialized
tools
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Self-service Modeling
Prepare
Data
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Self-service Modeling
Create
Reports
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Sharing
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Install BI Features with SharePoint
Additional Configuration
Verify Prerequisites
Activate the Power View site
collection feature
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Provision Subscriptions and Alerts
Configure e-mail for a service application
Add Reporting Services Content Types
Activate the File sync feature
Verify a reporting services
installation
Install SQL Server PowerPivot for
SharePoint and configure it
Create a reporting services service
application
Install Analysis Services OLE DB
provider on Excel Service
application servers
Install and start the reporting
services SharePoint service
Configure SharePoint permissions
Install Reporting Services
SharePoint mode as a single server
farm
Create data connection files that
are used to launch Power View
Verify a PowerPivot for SharePoint
installation
• Verify central administration integration
• Verify integration at site level
• Verify data access on the server
• Verify the Service Application
• Verify the Site Collection Feature
• Verify Reporting Server Content Type
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Self-service Sharing
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BI with SharePoint Online
Create a SPO
tenant
Configure
users &
permissions
Start using it!
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Demo
Mashing up Data and Hosting in O365
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Act II – It’s Centralized…Of Course We
Can Grant You Permissions
The Setting
I own 3 local pizza restaurants, each with a stand-alone Point of
Sale system. There’s no easy way to get an overall view of my
entire company
The Need
Make the overall Pizza operations more efficient
The Solution
You, a BI-Selling consultant, specializing in Point of Sale
solutions, offer me an affordable centralized viewpoint for my
Pizza business data
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Demo
Presenting a global View of Data with
Windows Azure SQL Reporting
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Act II Cont’d – A Pizza Business problem
The Setting
Prices for ingredients keep changing, I keep some track of what I
bought and when but I wish I could understand my profitability
…
The Need
Mash-up my purchase tracking with my ongoing operational
data.
The Solution
You, my BI consultant, import additional data into the data store
and show me what I need on a dedicated report!
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Demo
Adding more data and drilling through…
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Cost Effectiveness Analysis -
No machine management
No specialized tools
No extra licensing fees
Fast time to production
Global reach through any device
Pricing model: 0.16$/hr per 0-30 renders
Volatility is LOW
Peak production @ ~24/hr usage 
600$
Monthly Costs:
- Azure SQL DB (5 Gb) – ~26$
- Azure SQL Reporting – ~115$
Total: <150$/month
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But Hey… What do we know…
Check out how an IT reseller spun up a new business on the RS Team
blog
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Act III – We Need It, But They Won’t
Build It
The Setting
You work in the marketing department at a regional retail
chain that recently ran a major marketing campaign. You
need to analyze the data from your campaign, but your
IT department doesn’t have a suitable environment – and
they told you building one would take 6 – 12 months!
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Windows Azure Virtual Machines
• Virtual Machines (just like on-prem) hosted in Azure
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Gallery Images
Bring Your Own Image
Bring Your Own VM
• Integrates Into Windows Azure Virtual Networks
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Can Be Joined To On-Prem Domains
• Storage to Suit Your Needs
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VHDs Stored in Azure Blob Storage
Up to 16TB of Storage Per VM
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Demo
Running SharePoint BI in
Windows Azure Virtual Machines
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Conclusion
Not all business intelligence needs are the same; if they were, this world
would be a very boring place. With Microsoft's BI offerings in Azure,
you have the flexibility to create the BI environment that best fits your
needs. Whether you need traditional SQL Server Reporting Services,
PowerPivot, or full-blown Power View, Azure provides the building
blocks for your solution. Join this scenario-based, demo-driven
presentation to learn how you can build and leverage Azure-based
Reporting Services, PowerPivot, and full Infrastructure as a Service BI
options.
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April 10-12, Chicago, IL

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