Rethink BI : Business Insights over Business Intelligence
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Business Intelligence for Big Data – featured at HP Discover

By Chris Daly - HP Enterprise Group, Big Data Systems Engineering


Business data and access to that data is increasing exponentially, and yet even today most decisions being made in corporations are still being based on Powerpoints, not Data Points. 


Tools for distilling, and disseminating that data are typically in the hands of small groups of highly trained, and often over worked individuals within the IT group charged with  the safe keeping of the data, not the understanding of its meanings (or sadly the practical applications).


Microsoft’s approach to this problem is self-service Business Intelligence or BI for the masses.  Utilizing new capabilities, and functionality in tools that most business workers already have and know how to use, such as Excel, companies can empower their decision makers to reinforce their decision making process with real and tangible proof points.


In the HP Discover session titled Business intelligence made easy with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2012 (TB3376), I will address:

  • the Business Decision Reference Architecture
  • the latest release from HP that focuses on SharePoint 2013
  • the latest iteration of the Business Intelligence software stack from Microsoft, PowerPivot and PowerView. 


The Reference architecture offers a performance testing results, a full bill of materials, along with step by step installation instructions.  I will be going over RA, and discussing the different decision points made during creation and where customers might want to deviate from the paper to customize the solution for their own unique environments. 


As part of this discussion, I will demonstrate how easy these tools are to use to create BI workbooks, and how these workbooks can then be shared and utilized by anyone with a web browser.  I hope you plan on joining me, because the flight from Orlando is long, and talking to an empty room is never fun.


So, if you haven’t already, be sure to register for HP Discover Las Vegas 2013 today and take advantage of great sessions and hands-on demonstrations with HP products and solutions. Are you interested in seeing what else is available to you?  Preview the full session catalog today.

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  • Technology marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in energy, semiconductor and IT industries.
  • Jeff Spiller has over 30 years experience in architecting highly available and scalable multi-tier platforms for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. He is currently HP’s technical lead for the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Appliance, optimized for Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) software. As a member of HP's ESS Performance and Solutions Engineering COE (Center of Excellence), Jeff has a proven track record for designing, tuning and performing capacity planning in OLAP, ROLAP, OLTP and consolidated environments.
  • Focused on cloud, virtualization and appliance solutions for HP technology.
  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne

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