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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop by Debarchan Sarkar

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Chapter 5. Using Microsoft's Self-Service Business Intelligence Tools

The focus of Business Intelligence is to empower business users with more accurate, reliable, and better information than they could obtain from operational systems. Traditional BI solutions have always relied on a centralized, cleansed, and transformed datastore that users can access through standardized reports and occasionally, an ad hoc query tool. Reports are developed by BI experts and the minimum requirement was to hire a set of professionals to run and maintain the infrastructure and the solutions.

After the deployment of such a system, requests for a catered data source for a specific need or a new data source could take days to be served as it has to go through the ...

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