Friday, July 25, 2008

Microsoft Acquires DatAllegro

The big buzz right now in BI seems to be Microsoft's announcement yesterday of a deal to purchase data warehouse appliance vendor DatAllegro. There are tons of blog posts and articles out there. So here's a quick summary and then a link.

According to Doug Henschen's artcle, Microsoft claims that "the DatAllegro acquisition will accelerate our data warehousing roadmap and quickly take us into high-scale deployments in the hundreds of terabytes."

Doug Henschen has a good article here explaining both the aquisition and the MPP architecture that DatAllegro expoits.

So, if your company is using SQL Server and starting to reach the 10's of terabytes of data, this may interest you.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SQL Server 2008 Launches

Launches for SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and Windows Server 2008 have started around the nation. They will be going on for the next several months.

There are two kinds of launches.

Microsoft hosted launches:
Community hosted launches:

Hopefully, those in the US can find a launch in their area.

I'll be at the launch hosted by the Oklahoma City Developers Group on April 7, 2008. I am currently President of the OKCDG. As of right now, registration is open at I'll be there, along with my fiancé, and several others from surrounding areas. We would love to have you come.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Nigel Pendse's BI Survey 7

Interesting post by Chris Webb discussing his summary of Nigel Pendse's BI Survey 7. If you're interested in knowing how well SSAS is being selected as an OLAP tool for not only SQL Server data sources but also Oracle, Sybase, and other database vendors, I highly recommend this article.!7B84B0F2C239489A!1589.entry

The 404 page document survey is available for purchase at

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Free ProClarity Training

For those using ProClarity, there is now free on-line training available at the following link:

ProClarity Analytics Server and Authoring
Professional End User Client I
Professional End User Client II
Web Standard Client End User
Integrating ProClarity Analytics into a SharePoint Portal
Creating and Managing Business Logic with ProClarity
ProClarity Dashboard Administrator
ProClarity Dashboard End User