In an information driven society, analyzing and reporting upon the data that lives within an enterprise is crucial.
Microsoft offers a lot of products that can help you setup your Business Intelligence infrastructure. From analyzing a few 10000 rows of data in
Excel up to building a multi-terabyte enterprise-wide data warehouse, it's all possible.
With Power BI, the business users themselves will take the initiative to collect, transform and model the data. Excel or
the Power BI Desktop application are their main tools. When SharePoint or the powerbi.com site is added to the story, the data can easily be shared
with their team or smaller organization.
Enterprise wide BI solutions require a more sophisticated approach: With more data, more departments and more users involved, security, performance,
scalability and maintainability play a more important role. The SQL Server business intelligence services like Integration Services, Analysis Services and
Reporting Services will now become the key products.
As your business and its needs grow, your infrastructure will need to grow along with it. With cloud computing, companies can reduce the size of their own data centers
and store and analyze data in a more flexibible, cost effective and scalable way. Microsoft offers with Azure Cortana Intelligence Suite a fully managed big data
and BI cloud solution part of Microsoft Azure.