Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SQL Azure Databases are the core of many Azure Offerings

 Including this one announced in December 2015.

As announced today Targit's BI and Analytics platform announced its first offering of Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines.

This allows access to advanced data discovery; simple self-service BI analytics; comprehensive reporting with cutting edge dashboards in Azure Cloud. It works using the Bring Your Own License Model similar to its on-premises infrastructure (pay-as-you-go).

These are the declared benefits as seen on the Targit site:
  • No upfront investment for hardware and software licensing: TARGIT on Azure users are able to scale up or out over time without the typical massive reinvestment in additional hardware and software.
  • Full support for Azure database technologies: TARGIT Decision Suite 2015 comes with official support for Azure SQL Database, the dedicated relational database service hosted on Azure.  
  • Fast ROI realization: TARGIT on Azure has a rapid timeline for deployment, and is the most cost-effective way to get started with BI. Users don’t need to have IT resources dedicated to managing an on-premises solution to glean problem-solving BI insights
Targit Decision Suite and data in SQL Server is expected to make all of the above possible


If have an Azure account you can create a new VM for Targit quite easily:
Read more here or go to Azure Portal

Their BI implementation overview from an image on their ebook which can be downloaded from their site.