Robert Cain Gets Us Started with Business Intelligence

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Richard talks to Robert Cain about getting started with business intelligence. The conversation starts out talking about the role of SQL Server, Analysis Service and various tools needed to get business intelligence up and running. Robert discusses using tools like Excel PowerPivot to do rapid prototyping for potential business intelligence solutions versus the big bang approach of building a data warehouse. Thinking about getting your company using business intelligence? Here's a place to start!


Robert C. Cain ( is a Microsoft MVP in SQL Server, MCTS Certified in BI, and works as a Senior Consultant for Pragmatic Works. He is also a technical contributor to Plurasight Training, and co-author of 3 (soon to be 4) books. A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the SQL PASS Summit, TechEd, SQL Rally, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert has over 25 years experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of fields ranging from manufacturing to telecommunications to nuclear power.

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