SQL Server 2016 Launch

By Todd on 30 Jun 2016

The official Australian launch of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 took place in Sydney on 24 June and Satalyst was fortunate to be part of the "Data Driven" event. With the 2016 Olympics underpinning the data in sports theme for the launch event, Satalyst showcased two cycling related solutions both using SQL in Azure, IoT, and advanced data analytics.

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“Fun with Azure” Episode 1

By Todd on 10 Jun 2016

Our pilot episode of what we hope becomes the go to video blog for the latest news, technology updates and how to in Microsoft Azure. Brought to you by Martin Abbott - Satalyst CTO and Azure MVP.

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Open Source PowerBI REST API for Java

By Satalyst Brilliance on 07 Sep 2015

Satalyst does a lot of work managing organisations' data and integrating systems together, one of the challenges managing this data is providing visualisations that give insight into how a business is performing.

One area of interest that Satalyst has been focusing on is in the area of real-time analytics and actionable insights, especially related to the growing field of the Internet of Things (IoT). Microsoft PowerBI, has the ability to create simple visualisations from real-time data and present them quickly through a web-browser using a simple RESTful API.

Whilst there is a REST API for interacting with PowerBI, there's no simple API wrapper written for Java. The prototype I’ve been working on is written in Java, so I needed to create a wrapper for the PowerBI REST API. After a lot of research on the internet, it appears that there are a large number of people crying out for a Java library to use to interact with the API, so I figured we should open source ours.

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