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Microsoft PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel 2013 is a technology aimed at providing self-service business intelligence (BI), which is a real revolution inside the world of data analysis because it gives the final user all the power needed to perform complex data analysis without requiring the intervention of BI technicians. PowerPivot is an Excel add-in that implements a fast, powerful, in-memory database that can be used to organize data, detect interesting relationships, and provide the fastest way to browse information.