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At Data Warehouse Consultants we solve complex technical issues every day.  Here are some technical tips.

Prototype Review of Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Data Warehouse Consultants is constantly investing in our staff to learn new technologies and offerings.  The summary below was published by our analyst Mukesh Thangadurai regarding the use of the Azure SQL Data Warehouse, which is Microsoft’s current cloud offering focusing on the data warehousing space.  For more information on this prototype or similar work […]

Our Experience with Azure HD Insight

Data Warehouse Consultants is constantly investing in our staff to learn new technologies and offerings.  The summary below was published by our analyst Mukesh Thangadurai regarding the use of the Azure HD Insight product, which is Microsoft’s current Hadoop offering.  For more information on this prototype or similar work we can do for your company, […]

Moving Your Data Warehouse to the Cloud

The Cloud offers many advantages and many organizations are looking to utilize Cloud solutions.  But how easy is it to move an existing Data Warehouse to Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services?  To gain insight and better advise our clients, Data Warehouse Consultants has begun two research projects to identify the benefits and pitfalls of […]

Excel External Content Blocked

We have been encountering a new issue with Microsoft Excel and one of our clients had it today.  It took a little while to figure out, so we want to help out others in this situation.   Issue – Excel External/Web Content is Blocked: In most of our interactive applications, we allow for exporting data (either to […]

UNIX Quick Start Guides

Unix (all-caps UNIX for the trademark) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, developed in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others. From the power user’s or programmer’s perspective, Unix systems are characterized by a modular design that […]

Getting Started with ASP.NET Web Forms and MS Visual Studio

The .NET Framework (pronounced dot net) is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large class library known as Framework Class Library (FCL) and provides language interoperability (each language can use code written in other languages) across several programming languages. Programs written for .NET Framework execute in […]

Using Google Apps

Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Business) is a suite of cloud computing productivity and collaboration software tools and software offered on a subscription basis by Google. It includes Google’s popular web applications including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. While these products are available to consumers free of […]