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Solving Data Lake Challenges with Databricks Delta Lake

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Aug 24, 2020 @ 07:46 AM

by Shiva Molabanti

Solving Data Lake Challenges with Databricks Delta Lake

What is Data Lake:

Data lake drive is what is available instead of what is required. The typical data lake is a storage repository that can store a large amount of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. It is a place to store every type of data in its native format with no fixed limits on account size or file. It offers high data quantity to increase analytical performance and native integration to implement Machine Learning and AI models to make profitable predictions. This enables the 360 degrees view of customers and makes the analysis more robust to offer a competitive advantage to the organization.

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Tags: Shiva Molabanti, Blog, Databricks, Delta Lake, What is Databricks Delta Lake, Data lake challenges, Databricks Delta Lake, Data Lake Challenges with Databricks Delta Lake

Snowflake Secure Views vs. Views in Oracle

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Aug 24, 2020 @ 07:45 AM

by Balachandra Sridhara

Snowflake Secure Views vs. Views in Oracle

What is a view in a Database?

A view is the result set of a SQL query built on top of one or more tables. Views do not store the data; however, during run time view definition (SQL) will be executed, and the result will be shown to the user. Please find the Wikipedia link for more information View (SQL).

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Tags: Blog, Balachandra Sridhara, Snowflake secure views vs views in Oracle, Snowflake secure views

Salesforce and Tableau: Integrating Tableau Dashboards

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Aug 24, 2020 @ 07:44 AM

by Ksheetij Dongre

Salesforce and Tableau: Integrating Tableau Dashboards within Salesforce.com framework

This article talks about the technical aspects that should be considered to integrate/embed Tableau Dashboards into the Salesforce portal.

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Tags: Salesforce.com Analytics, Tableau, Blog, Salesforce, Integrating Tableau with Salesforce

Azure Analysis Services with Power BI - Best Practices

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Aug 24, 2020 @ 07:43 AM

by Chandra Matam

Azure Analysis Services with Power BI - Best Practices

Power BI Overview

Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization or embed them in your app or website. Connect to a wide variety of data sources and bring your data to life with live dashboards and reports.

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Tags: Blog, Power BI, Power BI Blog Series, Microsoft Azure, Azure Analysis Services

How does Synapse Analytics improve over Azure SQL DW Gen 2 and Gen 1

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Aug 24, 2020 @ 07:42 AM

by Gaurav Gupta

How does Synapse Analytics improve over Azure SQL DW Gen 2 and Gen 1

Introduction

If you are not familiar with Synapse Analytics (formerly Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse), it is known as a massively parallel processing system (MPP). MPP systems have been around for a long time, but traditionally they have been very expensive and large hardware investments. Some providers in this space include Teradata, Netezza, and Microsoft, with their analysis platform system offer. In this model, the data in the tables is distributed between the nodes and the results are joined in the main or control node. It is a model that is fully optimized for large-scale data loading, as well as for reports.

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Tags: Blog, Data Warehouse, Gaurav Gupta, Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2, Gen2 Over Gen1, Azure SQL DW,  Analytics Platform System, Microsoft Azure partner, Synapse Analytics, Azure Synapse Analytics

Azure Power BI Automation - DataSets

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Aug 12, 2020 @ 03:41 PM

by Madan Thota

Azure Power BI Automation - DataSets

This is the fifth post in KPI's Power BI blog series. In this blog, we provide a high-level overview of dataset refresh and other dataset operations from PowerShell. You can read the other posts in the series here:

  1. Visual Interactivity in a Power BI Report
  2. Dynamic Selection of Measures in Power BI
  3. Security and Collaboration in Power BI
  4. What is PowerShell and Connect to Power BI Service

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Tags: Madan Thota, Blog, Power BI, Power BI Blog Series, Azure Power BI Automation, 2 DataSets

Azure Power BI Automation - 1 Basics and Connect

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Aug 12, 2020 @ 03:41 PM

by Madan Thota

Azure Power BI Automation - Basics and Connect

This is the forth post in KPI's Power BI blog series. In this blog, we provide a high-level overview of PowerShell and how to connect it to the Power BI service. You can read the other posts in the series here:

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Tags: Madan Thota, Blog, Power BI, Power BI Blog Series, Azure Power BI Automation, Basics and Connect

Migrating To AWS Aurora? Things to Consider!

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

by Mohit Mathur

Not 100% convinced of migrating to AWS Aurora? – READ ME 

According to latest reports released in February 2019 by leading market research companies, 94% of respondents now leverage cloud technologies. Public cloud adoption is at 91 percent and private cloud adoption is at 72 percent, according to Right scale – A Cloud Management Company.

According to the survey done by Gartner in last quarter of 2018:

  • Organizations of all sizes are moving to cloud solutions, such as core financial applications, for transactional systems of record.
  • Cloud momentum is consistently higher across financial business applications year over year.
  • Business analytics and enterprise business applications continue as top investment initiatives for senior financial executives.
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Tags: Migrations, Blog, AWS, Amazon Aurora, Mohit Mathur, Migrating To AWS Aurora

Advantages of using Redshift Spectrum

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Apr 08, 2019 @ 09:42 AM

by Sristi Raj

With the advent of cloud data warehouse and analytics tools, concepts like data lake, in-place querying, schema on read and data mashup have become a critical and integral part of an organization’s analytics capabilities. Consequently, new tools and features like AWS Redshift spectrum, Athena, Presto, Hive etc. are now playing a game changing role for data analysts to explore and mine data and get value out of existing data assets lying unused within the organization. Although, with so many options to choose from, it becomes utterly necessary to understand the subtle differences between each of them and advantages of each, to select the right tool of choice for a particular use case. With this blog, we will explore some capabilities of Redshift spectrum and advantages of using it in some of the use cases, while keeping the comparison and differences between different tool of choice to a separate blog post.

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Tags: Blog, Sristi Raj, Advantages of using Redshift Spectrum, AWS Redshift

Security and Collaboration in Power BI

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 02:11 PM

by Ranjeet Mandal

Security and Collaboration in Power BI

This is the third post in KPI's Power BI blog series. In this blog, we will cover security and collaboration in Power BI. You can read the other posts in the series here:

  1. Visual Interactivity in a Power BI Report
  2. Dynamic Selection of Measures in Power BI
  3. What is PowerShell and Connect to Power BI Service
  4. Dataset refresh and other dataset operations from PowerShell

Data Security

Row level data security in Power BI can be implemented by creating multiple roles and rules within Power BI desktop. Users need to be assigned to different roles in Power BI Service.

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Tags: Blog, Power BI, Power BI Blog Series, Ranjeet Mandal, Security and Collaboration