Indexing data warehouse tables Too many or too few indexes hurt performance. Not active indexes may disturb SQL server in generating the optimal execution plan. Managing indexes can become art that only experienced professionals can make right. Not accidentally, models in BI4Dynamics data warehouse are know to the same engine that generates the indexes, so…

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Business Central (BC) Cloud BI4Dynamics Data Transformation

Introduction This post describes the data transformation process from Microsoft Dynamics D365 BC SaaS to visualization tools (Power BI, Excel). It includes also total monthly cost for the project. Data transformation diagram Data transformation is done in the following steps Export BC data to Azure Data Lake Load data to Data Warehouse staging area Process…

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How to choose the right business intelligence tool

What we need to consider when deciding on the type of analytics project to start within a business is to look at the factors that affect the scope of the project. These could be as simple as the available budget or resources that we have to devote to the project, though other factors that may…

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Data Warehouse Automation – Advantages and Threats

Data Warehouse Automation (DWA) is the latest buzz word in analytics. DWA tools are DW solutions where development cycles are fully automated (all the code is generated automatically) thus improving productivity, reducing cost, and improving overall quality. This is exactly what BI4Dynamics delivers. BI4Dynamics makes a data warehouse leaner, more flexible, and less expensive with…

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Data Warehouse – Advantages and Threats

Normally when an SMB hears a phrase like ‘Data Warehouse’ the first thing that comes to mind is prohibitive costs. Also, there are horror stories about the implementation process due to the rigidity of the data modeling, which is measured in months, not days. What makes a data warehouse the preferred choice for enterprises is…

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Power BI – Advantages and Threats

Microsoft Power BI has lent itself well to the SMB space because it supports a variety of data sources, it is relatively easy to create data models and it enables simple deployment with immediate results. Its usage, at least at the beginning of a project does not require specialist BI knowledge. If your main data…

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