Old faithful is renewed – welcome to Cubes as a Service

Analysis Services (as a) Service For BI professionals, the main component used to provide a rich business-friendly enterprise information layer to non-technical users at scale was SQL Server Analysis Services (Power BI models achieves the same, but is limited by scale). One major downside of Analysis Services was its requirement to be on premise (with…

Synergy Reporting

The Synergy Solution assists organisations with accessing their people, finance and operational data at any time, in any place and on any device in order to make informed business decisions without the need for static reports and reliance on IT. Download the brochure here: synergy-brochure Here is a quick demo of Synergy

Connecting to Big Data Clusters from Excel

Connecting to big data clusters from Excel is now relatively simple. But those who have tried would have noticed multiple ways to achieve what seems to be the same thing. This article aims to clear these muddy waters a bit. I am using Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus (Excel 2013) updated to 15.0.4719.1002 Power Query…

Power BI and Microsoft Azure – what’s all the fuss about?

This blog provides a journey starting with Excel and its promotion to BI, it moves on to Power BI version 2 and concludes with a much larger Azure analytical story. Let’s start this journey with some topical statistics. US$97bn the projected annual dollar spend on BI services by 2016. Good 19% the percentage annual growth…