In Beginning Big Data with Power BI and Excel
2013, you will learn to solve business
problems by tapping the power of Microsoft's Excel
and Power BI to import data from NoSQL
databases and other sources, create relational data models, and analyze business
problems through sophisticated dashboards and data-driven maps.
While Beginning Big Data with Power BI and Excel
2013 covers prominent tools such as Hadoop
and the NoSQL
databases, it recognizes that most small and medium-sized businesses don't have the Big Data processing needs of a Netflix, Target, or Facebook. Instead, it shows how to import data and use the self-service analytics available in Excel
with Power BI. As you'll see through the book's numerous case examples, these tools - which you already know how to use - can perform many of the same functions as the higher-end Apache tools many people believe are required to carry out in Big Data projects.