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Now available: Data modernization in a month
This program streamlines the path to the cloud with a fully functional database on Microsoft Azure in 30 days.
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Neal Analytics can now perform Microsoft Solution Assessments!
Neal is proud to announce that we've been accepted into Microsoft's Solution Assessment program for FY23! Learn more about our offers here.
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Why we're (still) excited for Azure Synapse Analytics
Azure Synapse Analytics is now generally available! Here are a few features that we're most excited to see.
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How to accelerate financial analysis with Neal Analytics and Crux Intelligence
Here's how you can move away from data siloes and accelerate financial analysis with a single source of truth and AI-driven BI.
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What is data governance, and why is it important?
The goal of data governance is to establish trust in the data throughout the organization. Only then can you unlock these 6 benefits.
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Why Azure is the best platform for modernizing finance
Microsoft’s Platform-as-a-Service approach to developing on the Azure cloud makes it the best for implementing modern finance solutions
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Start your data journey with Azure Synapse Analytics and Power BI
What does the Microsoft Analytics platform offer your business? A modern data platform with services like Azure Synapse and Power BI to boost your ROI...
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4 reasons why Azure is the best destination for SQL Server migrations
Neal Analytics often recommends migrating SQL Server to Azure. A lower TCO and extended security updates are just a few reasons. Learn more.
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Here are the top 3 things to know about modernizing finance on Microsoft Azure
What makes Azure well suited for modern finance? Here's why we recommend the platform for Digital CFO solutions.
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Top advantages of migrating SQL Server to Azure
What are the advantages of migrating SQL Server to Azure? We look at practical benefits like robust security, IT governance, and more.
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Top 5 tips & tricks for a successful SQL Server migration
With the end of support data for SQL Server 2012 rapidly approaching, many organizations are looking to migrate their SQL Server databases to Azur...
The four stages of data modernization
This blog is intended to help organizations identify the stages of data modernization and clarify the direction forward.
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What Microsoft SQL Server 2012's End of Support means for you
Microsoft has slated SQL Server 2012 to end support on July 12, 2022. Here's what that means for you, and what you can do about it.
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Top 6 use cases for edge video analytics in retail
Video analytics for retail solutions can help provide deeper insights into store operations and your customers.
Top 10 technologies that paved the way to Neal's success
Top 10 Technologies that paved the way to Neal's success
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3 reasons you should migrate on-prem Spark workloads running on Hadoop to Azure Databricks
Azure Databricks is the perfect cloud database for Spark workloads running on Hadoop thanks to three major cloud benefits.
Top reasons to migrate MongoDB to Cosmos DB
Looking to migrate MongoDB to the cloud? Here are a few reasons why we think Azure Cosmos DB is a great option.
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How to forecast demand in the Post-COVID world
Leveraging organizational data with AI provides powerful tools that can supercharge demand forecasting in uncertain times.
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Top reasons to migrate SQL Data Warehouse to Azure Synapse Analytics
An analytics service that brings together data warehousing and big data analytics, here are the top reasons to migrate SQL to Azure Synapse Analytics
Top 5 reasons to migrate Oracle DB to Azure
From best-in-class security to exceptional performance overall, here are the top 5 reasons to migrate Oracle DB to Azure
Top 5 reasons to migrate on-premises PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is an object-relational database system with a reputation of being highly reliable and robust. Here's how it can work on Azure database.
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Top 5 reasons why you should migrate on-premises MariaDB to Azure Database for MariaDB
Enterprise-level security, easy setup, and 99% uptime are just a few reasons to migrate on-premises MariaDB to Azure Database for MariaDB
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Top 5 reasons to migrate on-premises MySQL to Azure Database for MySQL
From unmatched security to improved performance, here are 5 reasons to migrate your on-premises MySQL to Azure Database for MySQL.
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Snowflake: A revolutionary data warehousing experience
Snowflake recognizes storage and compute functions differently, offering increased scalability and flexibility. Here's why that matters.
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Migration and modernization: Getting the most out of your ecosystem
The migration and modernization experience can be a key to building your overall business resilience for the future.
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Migration & modernization: 3 tips for starting out
Migration & Modernization using cloud is an iterative process that builds value over time and pays off with improved decision making and opportunity.
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4 reasons why we're excited for Azure Synapse Analytics
Azure Synapse Analytics is the next generation of Azure SQL Data Warehouse. But it's more than a simple name change. Check out why we're excited about...
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White Paper: The path to data driven
What are the advabtages of being a data-driven organization? How do you start? Peter James Thomas lays out the path to becoming data-driven.
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Why move to the cloud?
The cloud offers businesses advantages in security, cost-effectiveness, and scalability. Here's why migrating to the cloud is a strategic move.
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Security threats associated with Internet of Things (IoT)
The increase in IoT devices will bring up more security threats, so it is very necessary to understand the vulnerabilities and act upon it