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HyperIntelligence at the Disney Data & Analytics Conference

The Disney Data & Analytics Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is being held in Orlando, Florida August 20-21, 2019.  This conference introduces attendees to the tools and training needed to integrate advanced decision-making techniques into business processes that center on the experience of customers, clients, and guests. One such tool that you’ll find at […]

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How to Build a Winning Data Platform

Recently, at Informatica World 2019, I heard the importance of data platform in building AI capabilities for the organization. What is interesting is that Informatica, known for their products delivering the “Switzerland of Data”, is now using AI capabilities to enhance their own suite of products with CLAIRE capabilities. In further exploring a few other […]

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Analytics: Why Power BI Makes a Better Choice than Excel

All the systems in various domains deal with plenty of data every day. Analysis of this data is essential to perform better and obtain the desired results. This is when Data Science and Analytics come into play. Data Analytics is the interpretation of raw data and its representation in meaningful forms such as graphs and […]

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Custom Data Connector for Power BI Using MicroStrategy

The MicroStrategy platform allows custom data connectors to access data from nearly any source, which includes Microsoft Power BI. In order to bring the best of both worlds together, Perficient’s MicroStrategy experts have developed a custom data connector to help Power BI users do just that. This custom connector integrates the two products and provides […]

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Connecting MongoDb in PowerBI

Power Bi is a business intelligence cloud service tool that provides interactive visualization with dataware house capabilities. Mongo DB is a free and open source No Sql database which uses JSON like documents. It is document oriented mainly used for data requirements which is continuously evolving. Now PowerBi has the option of viewing MongoDB data for […]

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How to build a PowerBI Dashboard from Oracle

PowerBI on Azure supports for various type of RDBMS, such as Oracle DB, SQL Server, DB2 and so on. In this post, I will introduce the basic steps regarding how to connect to an Oracle DB in PowerBI. In order to connect to an Oracle database with Power BI Desktop, the correct Oracle client software must […]

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How to Use R Visuals in Power BI

With the evolution of cloud technology, more organizations are planning to move their BI platform to cloud such as Azure or AWS. In Azure, PowerBI is pretty straightforward and popular, and with Power BI Desktop, you can perform analytical and statistical analysis and create compelling visuals by integrating with R. You can host those R […]

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How to Create a Sample Power BI Report on Azure

1.What is Power BI? Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights. Whether your data is a simple Excel spreadsheet, or a collection of cloud-based and on-premises hybrid data warehouses, Power BI lets you easily connect to your […]

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Top 5 Lessons of Day 1 at Hadoop Summit #HS16SJ

Perficient is at the Hadoop Summit in San Jose, CA and we’re tracking the best of the conference. Here’s the top 5 lessons from day 1: Apache Atlas for managing your business catalog is almost ready for prime time! It is not, however, ready to be a full fledged Records Management solution (no policy management, […]

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Power BI General Availability Date Announced

In a little bit of an underplayed blog post, Microsoft announced last weekend that Power BI general availability would be July 24, 2015.   This is great to finally hear/read, because it has felt like DECADES since the preview for the Power BI “new experience” went online. In reality though, it’s only been since the beginning of […]

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Power BI Refresh for both Online and On-Premises Data Sources

Great news!  As of July 7, 2015, data refresh is alive and working in Power BI v2! Last month, the Power BI team activated the ability to refresh from online sources like Salesforce, Azure storage, and Google Analytics.  But now, you can refresh datasetsthat connect to on-premises sources as well.   All the common on-premises data sources […]

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5 Ways the BI Experience in SharePoint is Evolving

A post on the Microsoft Office blog today entitled “Evolution of SharePoint”  grabbed my attention.  In it, Office Product Management team General Manager Julia White discussed ways the SharePoint platform is changing to fit its niche in the cloud and on premises. As I read the article, I started thinking about how SharePoint BI has […]

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Microsoft giving away Power BI — for FREE?!?

As crazy as it may sound, Microsoft has decided to give away Power BI  for free. Why?  That’s easy: they want Tableau’s market. Well, maybe that’s not the entire answer.  After all, Microsoft played nicely with Tableau for years, largely viewing them as a partner.  But frankly, they were leaving a fairly large market opportunity […]

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New Power BI Features Released for Preview

The Microsoft Power BI blog announced last Thursday that new features were now in Preview, and I can tell you that this is news worth seeing. Among the highlights this preview includes are: Power BI Dashboards  –  This configuration of the base visual approach in Power View into a coherent Dashboard interface is a smart […]

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Getting Started with Power BI, pt. 3

Last week, I posted part two of our Power BI Primer series discussing administration of Power BI Sites and user permissions.  Today, we’re bringing you Part Three. If you are an Office365 customer, then you have almost certainly heard about (if not seen) Power BI. The cloud-based analytics and collaboration platform from Microsoft has some […]

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Getting Started With Power BI, pt. 2

Last week, I posted part one of our Power BI Primer series discussing access and basic administration. This week we’re bringing you Part Two. If you are an Office365 customer, then you have almost certainly heard about (if not seen) Power BI. The cloud-based analytics and collaboration platform from Microsoft has some pretty amazing features, […]

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Getting Started with Power BI, pt. 1

If you are an Office 365 customer, then you have almost certainly heard about — if not seen — Power BI. The cloud-based analytics and collaboration platform from Microsoft has some pretty amazing features, and really extends the Microsoft BI platform not only into the cloud but into a more self-service oriented mode.   However, one […]

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Hybrid Analytics in Healthcare with O365 & Power BI Webinar Recap

Last week, we had our Microsoft last business intelligence focused webinar of the year, “Hybrid Analytics in Healthcare: Leveraging Power BI and Office 365 to Make Smarter Business Decisions.”  Heidi Rozmiarek, Assistant Director of IT Development for UnityPoint Health, spoke, along with our Microsoft BI team, on implementing an analytics platform in a hybrid environment.  […]

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Power BI Basics Inside Office 365 – A Video Series

Yesterday, we were fortunate to have a customer, Heidi Rozmiarek, Assistant Director of IT Development for UnityPoint Health, speak alongside our Microsoft BI team for the webinar, “Hybrid Analytics in Healthcare: Leveraging Power BI and Office 365 to Make Smarter Business Decisions.” It was an informative session that began by covering architectural components and functions, […]

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Webinar: Hybrid Analytics in Healthcare with O365 & Power BI

The healthcare industry has experienced significant change in recent years, with reform efforts, increased competition and evolving patient demands all top-of-mind for many healthcare executives. Because of this, the ability to access and analyze data in real-time as a means to improving the quality of patient care and managing costs has gone from a “nice […]

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