Microsoft BI Suite – Actionable insights for a better tomorrow

Microsoft BI suite is a set of business intelligence tools to deliver actionable insights at scale to help businesses grow by harnessing the immense power of data.

It’s often said, Data is the new oil of 21st century. In the last century, discovery of oil was not much a big innovation than finding out what to do with it. As more and more businesses tried to decipher hidden power of oil, sprawling industrial revolution began to rise.  From the automotive sector to fighter jets, and from electricity generation to textile manufacturing, oil not only helped create new industries but also fueled growth of the existing ones.

Today’s hyper competitive business landscape requires a different strategy for growth – we call it data strategy. From data collection to cleansing and from cleansing to actionable insights, Microsoft BI suites help businesses gain clarity by the use of data. Microsoft BI suite provides necessary tools to collect raw data from different data points of your business, cleanse it by applying certain transformations and at the end generate actionable insights to provide coherent and structured snapshot of your business future.

Microsoft BI suite includes multiple tools to deliver the value your business needs. These tools include SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services), SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) and SSAS (SQL Server Analytical Services). These Business intelligence services of Microsoft BI suite transforms raw data into beautiful dashboards, interactive reports and insights your business needs.

SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services): SSIS is a tool in Microsoft BI suite primarily used in data migration services. In most businesses, data is scattered, unexceptional, raw and lies on the edges of business. Collecting data from such multidimensional sources and creating a seamless data pipeline has always been a challenging agenda for most CIOs. With SSIS, data collection has become easy, swift and streamlined.

SSRS (SQL Server Analytical Services): SSAS is a tool in Microsoft BI suite to make sense of deep-data. Data comes with different attributes, most of the times the data does not make any sense for any future processing. SSAS helps extract the hidden information with in the data and represent it in an easy to understand and actionable way.  SSAS has two major flavors – one is tabular and the other is multidimensional.

SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services): SSRS is a Microsoft BI tool to create interactive reports with hyperlocal workflows. With seamless dashboards, SSRS has made it supremely easy to develop reports with customizable attributes with in no time.

Azure Data and Analytics – Building the data power on the world’s most powerful computer Microsoft Azure.

In post pandemic world, data resilience has been instrumental in driving growth and delivering value to the customers. The ever increasing new business models, e-learning, online shopping and whopping increase in on-demand services have created massive data streams and managing such an unstructured scattered data has never been so difficult however in the midst of this data storm there lies an uncanny opportunity – building your data strategy on top of Microsoft Azure not only swiping out any infrastructural cost but also integrating data with world’s leading AI platforms built on top of Azure in most secure and reliable fashion.

Just adopting to a strategy of digital transformation is not the only measure but the speed at which this digital transformation takes place is equally important. Underlying this Microsoft BI suite capabilities lies two fundamental building blocks which enable such a massive at scale digital transformation:

  • Analytical Power
  • Predictive Power

At one end analytical power helps to learn from the past and gain new actionable insights, predictive power enables to predict the future of your business allowing key decision makers to shift from a reactive mental models to proactive mental models.  One of the core indicators of speed of digital transformation of your organization is the speed at which you are harnessing analytical and predictive capabilities. From fortune 1000 companies to small and medium businesses, harnessing the data power has been made extremely easy and cost effective.

Azure Synapse – Gain insights on cloud

Recently Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure synapse combining the power of Big data, data warehouse and data integration. Azure synapse creates a meticulous ecosystem of Azure machine learning, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL, Azure Data bricks and Microsoft SaaS apps and Power BI apps.

Azure Synapse

Azure Purview:

Microsoft BI suite has also introduced Azure purview for unified data governance across on premise, multicloud and SaaS data; prior to which maintaining and managing these kind of data states were impossible in cloud. Data is a strategic and highly regulatory asset – Data governance has been a key political challenge over the years. Azure Purview, with more than 100 AI classifiers, helps to bring to surface industry specific data governance issues – all real time and on cloud.

CodeNinja Inc with leading capabilities in Data analytics on top of Microsoft Azure Synapse and Azure Purview is helping businesses to scale digital transformation at an unprecedented scale, managing unstructured data available on the edge and silos and making it meaningful, insightful and actionable.

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