With Microsoft SQL Server as your data warehouse platform, you get a back-end that matches all your current and future BI needs.
Regardless of your requirements, a basic data mart based on your ERP data with a little data enrichment or you need to combine high volumes of internal generated data with unstructured data from data sources like Hadoop.
The majority of the 5100 TARGIT customers are using Microsoft SQL Server as their data warehouse platform. It’s a clear choice as you get access to all the back-end tools you need at a fraction of the price of the alternative solutions and you get access to one of the world’s largest BI developer communities. It is easy to find employees or partners with Microsoft competencies that can assist you in developing and expanding your data warehouse as the need arises.
Optimal performance and scalability
Microsoft SQL Server includes a variety of technologies that are useful when designing the perfect solution for your business. Take advantage of the breakthrough in-memory technology and experience the immense performance gains in both your transactional processing and your data warehouse.
Cloud or On-premises
In the age of cloud computing, it can be a critical decision where to host your servers. With Microsoft SQL Server, both cloud and on-premises options are available, and it’s possible to work in a Hybrid environment utilizing both on-premises solutions and taking advantage of Microsoft’s global data centers.
Microsoft Analysis Services is a strong tool for designing and building cubes on top on your data warehouse. By using cubes, you ensure that your company have a single semantic data model across your organization and ensure everyone is looking at the same version of the truth. With the tools available in Microsoft SQL Server your IT department or Microsoft partner can build in all the business logic you need, and at the same time ensure high performance for the users who will be slicing and dicing your data in the TARGIT front-end.
With Microsoft Analytics Platform, you get the ability to work with petabytes of data through the combination of parallel processing and in-memory technologies.
Tabular models are in-memory databases in Analysis Services based on Microsoft's xVelocity in-memory analytics engine (VertiPaq). The tabular models are available for SQL Server 2012 and 2014.
The tabular models are an alternative to a Multidimensional model (cube), but the in-memory, tabular model technology is the future. It’s easy to develop a tabular model and very accessible. Data that resides in-memory is faster than data on a disk.
SQL Server Data Tools
Microsoft SQL Server comes with one of the absolute best ETL tool available on the market, SQL Server Integration Services. So compared to other solutions, you do not need to buy additional software to get started building your data warehouse.
Included with SQL Server is the frontend development tool SQL Server Data Tools based on Microsoft Visual Studio.
TARGIT offers components for SQL Server Integration Services, that makes it even faster and easier to develop your solution.
Master Data Services gives you a simple way to administrate your organizations data and together with Master Quality Services you have the perfect solution to clean your data and reduce redundancy in your data
Prebuild cubes for your industry and application
Based on our extensive experience with different industry- and business applications, we have built a range of standard solutions that empower your BI environment within minutes. We call them the TARGIT Accelerators. They are offered for all Microsoft Dynamics products as well as a range of other business applications.
All of the TARGIT Accelerator solutions are built to utilize the power of Microsoft SQL Server and to give you the possibility to expand and customize the solution trough either the Accelerator interface, or by expanding the project in SSIS.
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