Handling Oracle CLOBs in Biml

Arthur Wang   •   January 15, 2018

Exploring Azure Data Lake with VSCode

Sean Forgatch   •   January 9, 2018

Extending BI Analytics

Jess Rabida   •   October 19, 2017

I feel fortunate enough to have been able to attend the TDWI conferences this year. It was a great opportunity to get insight on the BI-related platforms, experience sessions with...

Azure SSIS and ADF v2

Sean Forgatch   •   September 27, 2017

Introducing SSIS on Azure and ADFv2 A Unified Approach to Modern ETL/ELT Development. This week Microsoft announced their plan to bring Modern ETL Development into Azure at their annual Microsoft Ignite event....

Data Lake Essentials

Sean Forgatch   •   May 29, 2017

A Data Lake is a central data repository that can hold a vast amount of structured and unstructured data in its native format, until the value has been discovered through the use...

Data Hygine: 5 Ways to Improve Data Quality

Jordan Anderson   •   May 17, 2017

In 2013, Garter estimated that poor-quality data costs organizations, on average, $14.2m annually. Poor-quality data are often hidden from the business under layers of cleansing code, business logic, mapping tables,...

SSIS Data Streaming Destination to Power BI

Sean Forgatch   •   December 15, 2016

Utilizing the SSIS Data Streaming Component to process Tabular Data for Power BI Prerequisites: WideWorldImporters Data warehouse Copy SQL Server 2016 Power BI Desktop Visual Studio 2015 Data Streaming Destination...

Talavant’s Meet Our Consultants Series Featuring: Dave DuVarney

Molly Gallmeier   •   October 21, 2016

Meet Talavant’s President, Dave DuVarney. Dave has spent spent most of his career in consulting. He quotes, “I really love it.” He actually started in Accounting, but quickly realized he...

Document Maps in SSRS

Arthur Wang   •   October 13, 2016

What’s a document map? A document map is an interactive feature of an SSRS report that can generate a hierarchy of links that you can use to navigate the report. The document...