Data Governor v3.5 has been released

Data Governor 3.5 is an exciting new release that has introduced seamless integration with SharePoint, MDS, direct input of SQL Command Execution and Role Based Security.  These new features include:

  •  The ability to import and export data directly to and from SharePoint lists and / or Master Data Services removing the need to export data to  disparate intermediate repositories, prior to processing.
  • SQL Command Execution, allows you to enter SQL statements directly into Data Governor as a executable process.  This development has now removed the reliance on SSIS / Stored procedures for simple SQL Commands.
  • The introduction of Role Based Security  means that business users can be given role specific, limited access to run specific jobs independent of IT.
  • Stay tuned for Version 4.0 which will include the automated capability to migrate your processes from development to production removing the need to manually re-create processes for each environment.

Leveraging the SQL Server platform, Perspective enables faster time to value for Business Intelligence projects.   Perspective also provides the governance and stewardship you need ensuring the information you use to make critical decisions is timely and reliable.

Come and check out the new website to learn more about our solutions or Contact Us  to arrange a demonstration.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 released – What does it mean for BI?

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 was released for General Availability on April the 1st and brought with it a host of new features including integration with Azure, in-memory OLTP, security enhancements and improvements to AlwaysOn. (you can go here for more details)

The most compelling change for Business Intelligence workloads from SQL Server 2012 is the introduction of Updatable Columnstore indexes.

Columnstore indexes introduced in SQL Server 2012 increased throughput and improved common data warehouse query execution times significantly.    However, the read-only nature of the indexes proved to be a limitation.  This meant they had to be dropped and recreated when updating the underlying table causing additional processing overhead which proved difficult to accommodate near real-time BI.  Another drawback encountered was the extra space the columnstore index required as the indexes had to be stored in addition to the existing row-based tables as they were built on top of the unpinning tables.

In comes SQL Server 2014 with its updateable Columnstore indexes.  This development will change the way in which traditional SQL Server data warehouses have been implemented.  Immediate improvements include:

  • Columnstore indexes are created without reliance on row based storage which reduces space and processing requirements
  • As they are now updateable, there is no need to drop indexes and rebuild hence supporting near real-time data provisioning

In short, this is a key improvement to SQL Server 2012, which will change the way in which we think about data warehousing in the future.

You can download the Evaluation for SQL Server 2014:

On Premise

Cloud