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Tijd om je Data Warehouse naar Azure te brengen?

Overweeg je om je Data Warehouse naar de cloud te brengen? Wellicht weet je nog niet zeker of dat voor jou gaat werken. Of voel je je nog een beetje onzeker over de precieze kosten en randzaken die dat met zich mee gaat brengen. In dat geval heb ik wellicht een interessante workshop voor je.
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Power BI Dataflows begrijpen

Het principe van Power BI Dataflows lijkt vrij eenvoudig: Power Query on steroids… toch? Of ligt het genuanceerder en ga je hiermee voorbij aan belangrijke extra’s als het CDM, beheersbaarheid en een krachtige modulaire opzet? […] In de Microsoft-whitepaper “Understanding Dataflows in Power BI” geeft Amir Netz geeft de visie en opzet van Power BI[...]
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SQL Server in Windows Containers

SQL Server is sinds versie 2017 niet meer voorbehouden aan standaard Windows-installaties: ook op Linux-omgevingen en Mac OS kun je SQL Server draaien – en de standaardwijze is om dit binnen een Docker container te doen. Wist je dat je SQL Server ook binnen een Windows container kunt draaien? Andy Leonard heeft op zijn blog beschreven[...]
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Setting up DWH Test Automation: Design & Arch

With Continuous Integration working for my Data Warehousing solution (SQL Server, SSAS Tabular, SSIS), it’s time to step forward. Before moving to Continuous Deployment, I want to have a rigorous and automated testing on my EDW. But how to get there?
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3 Important Lessons about Test Automation in Business Intelligence

As you might know, I’m keeping an eye on how I can automate my Data Warehousing testing. In “Automated Testing for the Data Warehouse” my observation was In essence, testing a Data Warehouse isn’t that complex It turns out I’m not the only one thinking about this (really? ūüėČ ). Some time ago¬†I listened to[...]
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VSTS Continuous MSBuild for DW / BI

Wait, didn’t I post this already several weeks ago? Well, almost. A few weeks ago, I showed how to set up a build agent using devenv.com. Unfortunately, I ran into some problems like failing builds not reporting failure and SSAS Tabular projects not building correctly[ref]There’s also some mentions about SSDT 2015 projects not being supported,[...]
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VSTS Continuous Build for DWH / BI

In my earlier post “Automated Deployments using Visual Studio” I metioned that the method described was a workaround because I hadn’t figured out how to do a continuous build in VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) yet. With hindsight, that workaround was not really needed: VSTS build turns out to be s√≥ easy, that it’s ridiculous[...]
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Automated Deployments using Visual Studio

In my earlier post “Automated Testing for¬†the Data Warehouse“, I sketched the outlines of¬†what would be needed in order to achieve¬†automated testing for your Data Warehouse solutions. Today, I want to look at the first step: build & deploy. Between the previous post and the current one, some¬†useful content about this has been written already[...]
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Automated Testing for the Data Warehouse

Case: we’ve integrated two sources of customers. We want to add a third source. Q: How do we¬†at the same time¬†know that our¬†current integration and solutions will continue to work while at the same time¬†integrating the new sources? A:¬†Test it. Q: How do we get faster deployments and more stability? A: Automate the tests, so[...]
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Calculating commute distance using SSIS and the GoogleMaps API

Last week, I had an interesting question from one of my clients about estimates of planned commute distances. For example: What is the distance I travel when I, living at Kalverstraat 7 (Amsterdam) commute five days a week to my customer in Paris (1, rue Victor Cousin)? By the way: it should be calculated for all employees, for[...]
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