Microsoft Analytics Platform System Valuable Features
Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
I think each component of the product has its own advantages, but I do not think I should explain every component and instead focus on one that stands out. One thing I have concluded through use is that the Cube Solution is quite different when compared to the rest of the competition and has unique functionality for advanced analytics. Also, the variety of charts that are available for the BI are a nice, functional addition. The rest is probably almost the same as other products in the category.
I think Microsoft Stack offers the end-to-end solution I need. If I go for other products, they may have the end-to-end functionality but not all of the tools I already have in Microsoft Stack. Some of the other products just cover the ETO (Extract, Transform and Load) part, some of them just cover the visualization. I think that the Microsoft solution does better in truly covering warehousing end-to-end.
Data Solution Architect at a government with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable part of the product is that it is a system. It has different tools for different services for different kinds of scenarios. It is a very rich tool and an integrated technology-rich platform. The total integration with the rest of Microsoft products is probably the most valuable piece that creates flexibility and compatibility and makes the tool a very useful one.View full review »
Because we use Azure, it's built into Azure. We probably haven't been using it properly, so there's lots of bits and pieces to Microsoft Analytics. To be quite honest, we've never sat down and formulated a plan on how to use it to a hundred percent. We probably have used a bit of it at the moment.
I like that it's integrated with other Azure products.
The most valuable feature is database connectivity. This solution will connect to any database, you can combine databases, and you can create a cube or tabular model. This includes, for example, a relational model.View full review »