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Data warehousing and business intelligence—like turkey and pumpkin pie



Some things just go together. Horse and carriage, pen and paper, turkey and pumpkin pie—and data warehousing and business intelligence. Here’s why. You may have heard that business intelligence (BI) helps you make sense of data so you can make better-informed decisions more quickly—and it does. But lots of small and midsize businesses use multiple applications and systems, and data just gets stuck there. If someone has to go in and manually cobble together the data from different systems in order to feed it into a BI application, it practically defeats the purpose of business intelligence.

BI makes reporting easier, but first you need a data warehouse (DW) to make all the data usable—kind of like how you need to eat some protein before you dig into dessert.

That’s where HPE Flex Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server come in. At its core, SQL is a data warehouse, but SQL 2014 and 2016 also contain powerful BI tools for “what-if” analysis and reporting across all the data sources it’s connected to. SQL BI allows you to slice and dice data so you can analyze it from different points of view.

So if you’re looking for a BI solution, be sure you’re starting with a powerful DW solution to fuel it. If you’re looking for just DW, take a minute to check out the powerful capabilities you can unlock by adding SQL BI. You’ll be thankful you did.

If you’d like to know more, contact your HPE or Authorized Partner sales rep today.

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I am a Solutions Marketing Manager for the Small and Midsized Segment at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. I blog on topics of interest for Servers and Solutions.

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