Microsoft Power BI Self-Service Data Preparation Gets Big Data Boost

Microsoft has upgraded the self-service data preparation capabilities in Power BI to help business users extract more meaningful insights from big data stored in their software-as-a-service applications and other sources using familiar tools.

Growing demand for SaaS business applications has created a problem for organizations looking to create a data-driven culture in the workplace, according Arun Ulagaratchagan, general manager of Power BI Engineering at Microsoft. Those applications become data silos, each requiring specialized IT expertise to convert it into information that their business intelligence tools can use.

Author: Pedro Hernandez


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