Migrate SQL Workloads to Azure


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  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • Introduction to PowerPivot and Analysis Services Tabular Mode
  • A First Look at Tabular BISM
  • Enhancing Your Tabular BISM
  • Introduction To DAX
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Overview

In this course, the students will explore the objectives of data platform modernisation and how it is suitable for given business requirements. They will also explore each stage of the data platform modernisation process and define what tasks are involved at each stage, such as the assessment and planning phase. Students will also learn the available migration tools and how they are suitable for each stage of the data migration process. Students will also learn how to migrate to the three target platforms for SQL based workloads; Azure Virtual Machines, Azure SQL Databases and Azure SQL Database Managed Instances. They will learn the benefits and limitations of each target platform and how they can be used to fulfil both business and technical requirements for modern SQL workloads. Students will also explore the changes that may need to be made to existing SQL based applications, so that they can make best use of modern data platforms in Azure.
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Course Outline

Introduction to Business Intelligence

  • OLTP databases
  • OLAP databases
  • Data Warehouses
  • SSIS ETL, SSRS and SSAS

Introduction to PowerPivot and Analysis Services Tabular Mode

  • What Is PowerPivot?
  • PowerPivot Deployment Options
  • Self-Service Business Intelligence (SSBI)
  • Differences between SSAS Tabular Mode and Multidimensional
  • Power Pivot Data Models
  • Pivot Tables and Charts

A First Look at Tabular BISM

  • Using Visual Studio and working with Projects
  • The Tabular Designer
  • Importing Data
  • Relationships
  • Calculations
  • Browsing Models
  • Modelling and Deploying
  • Administering Tabular Models with SSMS

Enhancing Your Tabular BISM

  • Refining the Tabular Model
  • Hierarchies
  • Measures
  • KPIs
  • Perspectives
  • Partitions
  • Processing a Tabular Database
  • Creating and Applying Security Roles

Introduction To DAX

  • DAX Fundamentals
  • DAX Operators
  • DAX Functions
  • DAX as a Query Language

Advanced Topics in DAX

  • Parent-Child Hierarchies
  • Cross Filtering with Many-to-Many Relationships
  • Multiple Relationships Between Tables
  • Time Based Analysis
  • Non-Aggregatable Columns

Analysing Tabular BISMS in Excel

  • Pivot Tables
  • Sheet Data Reports
  • Pivot Charts
  • Local Cubes
  • Excel Services

Reporting on Tabular Models with SSRS

  • PowerPivot
  • PowerPivot Add-In for Excel
  • PowerPivot data model

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