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Reporting Services 2008 R2: Geospatial Visualization – Part II

This is the continuation of my previous article: Reporting Services 2008 R2: Geospatial Visualization – Part I. Part I discussed the  main characteristics related to the Map Report Item, Data sources for spatial data, how to create a map report using shapefiles, and finally add analytical data to it.  Our goal in the part is […]

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Know your Data with Data Profiling

Introduction According to the “Data Quality and the Bottom Line: Achieving Business Success through a Commitment to High Quality Data.” The Data Warehousing Institute. Report Series 2002, data quality problems cost U.S. businesses more than $600 billion per year. Why such a cost? If your data is not up to quality, your KPIs and data […]

Optimizing Performance of SQL Server Reports

 There is not much the report writer can do to speed things up, compared to the DBAs and the people buying the hardware.  Nevertheless, I wanted to share some ideas that may or may not work in your situation. Use indexes in your database When writing stored procedures, I prefer to keep my query as […]

Overview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition

Microsoft released the final version of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition on April 21, 2010. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition continues to ship in 4 different packages. One can download Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition from the following link. In this article we will take a look at SQL Server 2008 […]

Bridge The Gap between Bing and Google Maps using SSIS

Overview: Business Intelligence (BI) is a much known term in comparison to the term Spatial Intelligence (SI). Spatial Intelligence is not limited to just space agencies, in fact it’s used day to day by many of us. A simple example can be analyzing usage of your blog from different parts of the world. By analyzing the […]

Shared Datasets in SQL Server 2008 R2

This article leverages the examples and concepts explained in the Part I through Part IV of the spatial data series which develops a “BI-Satellite” app. Overview In the spatial data series we looked at free-form text based address data and worked towards developing a Geospatial Dashboard . In this artilce we will look at using […]

Achieve Spatial Data Support in SSIS

Overview SQL Server 2008 introduced a new category of datatypes known as spatial datatypes which store spatial information. The new spatial datatypes are geography and geometry. SQL Server Management Studio comes with good good support for these spatial data types like the spatial results tab and facilitated access to .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) functions […]