Power BI breaking through in Gartner Magic Quadrant

18. March 2017 BI 0
Power BI breaking through in Gartner Magic Quadrant
Gartner releases multiple “Magic Quadrants” every year to rank different industry players. This February they published the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence & Analytics Platforms. What’s the news here? Microsoft broke through into the “leaders” quadrant, undoubtedly due Power BI as their flagship self-service business intelligence offering. What does this mean? While there are many debates ...

New SQL course on Codeacademy

New SQL course on Codeacademy
Since I have published my latest collection on SQL resources for marketers Codeacademy.com has published a new SQL course and graduated the program from beta. Back in July I have already mentioned why taking an SQL course is beneficial to any marketer: Gaining independence from IT Speed to analysis on basic inquiries significantly improves When ...

Microsoft Power BI going free

09. June 2015 BI 0
Microsoft Power BI going free
I am sure you have noticed that I’m a firm believer in self service BI. I have also been experimenting with Tableau and local elements of Power BI, but it is recent news that Microsoft is offering a free version of this toolkit. Of course it is not the totally full version of Power BI, ...

Tutorial – Build custom dashboard from Google Analytics

28. April 2015 BI 0
Tutorial – Build custom dashboard from Google Analytics
While you can design and distribute Google Analytics dashboards from the service itself it has its limitations especially when it comes to the ease of access for everyone, managing special views and the real time update needs of the management. Since the Analytics API have been around there was a possibility of building custom dashboards, ...