Sept 28, 2017 6:30 PM

PacificSource Health Plans
13010 SW 68th Parkway, Suite 140
Tigard, OR 97223

As you are facing the long side of the building – the main entrance is to your left. To the right, around the corner at the end of the building is a door which leads to the hallway where the new room is, and the first door on your right is “it”.
A New Architecture for Business Intelligence – the Impact of Microsoft Power BI with Bill Henderson

We’ve seen traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools ported to the web. We’ve seen start-up companies building browser-based BI tools from scratch. Now we have a new generation of tools like Power BI and AWS Quicksight. What makes the architecture of these tools different and how will that affect those of us in the trenches of data warehousing, reporting and analytics?

Some of the topics will include:
  • How to manage an update tempo that includes major feature releases every month.
  • How does subscription and capacity pricing impact budgeting and scaling?
  • Why does it matter that this is cloud-based infrastructure from one of the “cloud winners?”
  • Is it Saas or is it PaaS or is it something new?
  • More data mashup power with almost no metadata – what does this mean for data governance?
  • Who needs to learn the multiple development languages (DAX, M, R?)
  • Will integrated Natural Language Processing be valuable or frustrating?

Bill Henderson is the President of Perkins Consulting and has over twenty years experience in dimensional modeling, data warehousing and business intelligence applications. Perkins Consulting has been a Microsoft Partner in Data Analytics since 1995 and an IBM Cognos partner since 1997.

AND -- PASS has sent out the PASS Summit discount code for our group. Will again this year be in Seattle the week of Halloween and start of November. When you register for PASS, make sure to check the box for the Portland SQL Server User Group and use the code -- LC15FDF2 which is unique to our group. When you use this code, you get $150 off your PASS Summit registration, and our group gets a Visa gift card for $50 plus we get entered to perhaps win a $500 appreciate gift card. I am thinking Website and Thai food!



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