A lap around the latest PowerBI annoucements , Socrata OData Feed & RealTime Fast Streaming Data Analytics


Last month, 27th february 2015 , there are some new awesome features connected with Microsoft PowerBI, lets have a quick look at this, first of all , in this release , the powerbi comes out of office 365 & Microsoft Office veils & you can now connect your data not only from Excel workbooks /Azure but also from PowerBI Designer files, Sendgrid, SalesForce CRM, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Service, Azure Stream Analytics(private preview).

In the first demo, I’ve collected real time data from White House Visitors Records directory using OData feed by Socrata api using this link http://open.whitehouse.gov/OData.svc/p86s-ychb from Excel -> PowerQuery-> OData Feed or Excel-> Data-> OData Feed option.

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Next, import data into PowerPivot table & build out the linked tables to put out the powerview dashboard.

 

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Also, you can sign up for PowerBI public preview dashboard here , but make sure that the preview is now available for users in United States only.

The PowerMap tour is compiled along with the latest features introduced as Custom Maps in PowerMap & rich set of effects. The powermap tour on White House Visitors records index analysis is available on Youtube.

Upload the excel PowerView Dashboard workbook on PowerBI public preview portal & you can view the amazing experience including PowerQ&A without the environment of Office 365.

PowerBI-PublicPreview

 

In new powerbi public preview portal , lots of option by which you can import data like SQL Server Analysis Service, Excel workbook, PowerBI Designer files, SendGrid, SalesForce CRM, Microsoft Dynamics, Marketo, GitHub, ZenDesk etc.

Get-Data

The new powerbi designer file is available for free download by this link & some spectacular views have been introduced in the designer preview like Tree charts, Gauge, Combo, Tabular etc.

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In the next demo, I extracted real time 9-1-1 call records index data from http://data.seattle.gov/ & analysed 911 call records index over 2 days , possible report locations, types of reports all over US & of course over greater Seattle Area.

 

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Predictive Analytics of UK Electoral Decisions using PowerBI for Office 365


There was significant breaking update over last few days regarding Scotland voting referendum 2014, while in social media magnificently came up millions of tweets, likes , shares & overall big sentiment & prediction details about Scotland’s next future declaration.  In this demo, we would roll over quite a similar social ramp-up of predictive analysis of Voting results of UK over 2014 & 2009 using Microsoft PowerBI & Office 365.

First, throughout the demo, I used the powerbi components like PowerPivot, PowerQuery, PowerView & PowerMap along with PowerQ&A integrated with office 365. Lets start to consume the dataset from ‘online search‘ feature of PowerQuery. Searched here coined the term as ‘UK parliament elections prediction’ & selected the related OData feed URL.

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Using PowerQuery editor, analyse & transform the data for processing & feeding into data-model.

Voting Data

Next, after building the data-model , featuring appropriate keys with datasets, first build -up the sample powerpivot dashboard.

Voting

To figure-out powerview reports , simply click on PowerView tab & start build Prediction analysis results of UK electoral decisions over 2014 & 2009.

PowerView

 

The predictive analytics of UK electoral decisions on 2014 & 2009 has been depicted with respected with representations data & key value of data differentiation which displays analysis through stacked bar & data representations key over entire electoral regions.

Next, Click on ‘Map’ icon & select ‘Launch Power Map‘ to build up PowerMap of 3D visualization on predicted analysed result set over the regions of United Kingdom.

 

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Create first a new ‘Tour’ & add layer to start move over 3D visualization with realistic dashboard views. For this demo, I used ‘electoral regions’ as ‘country‘ field to locate the geography on map.

PowerMap

I created a video presentation of the powermap 3D visualization tour of predictive analytics results of UK over 2014 & 2009.

Next, Check on PowerBI on office 365, you need to have either E3 /E4 subscription of Office 365 tenant or otherwise go for a trial account provisioning from here.

After provisioning PowerBI for Office 365, you need to add permissions for SharePoint users. Add ‘PowerBI for Office 365’ tenant under your subscription & move to ‘sites‘ category & click on ‘team site‘ app.

Next, inside ‘team site’ portal , you will be able to see the option ‘site content‘ , clicking on it jump to ‘PowerBI‘ section for the office 365 site.

 

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PowerBI

Next, after entering into PowerBI tab , add/drag your excel 2013 workbook containing PowerView , PowerMap dashboards into Office 365 portal.

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Now, add some natural language enhanced Power Q & A on your analytics dashboard , click on option ‘Add to PowerQ&A‘ & start frame up relative questions to build up real time analytics dashboard on office 365.

For example, in this demo, I utilized the sample queryset as ‘show representations on 2014 by representation in 2009‘ on powerQ&A query bar.

PowerQ&A

‘Show Representations by Electoral Regions on 2014’ used as a search term & portrayed the predicted result as like this.

 

KeyQ&A

Also, visualizing the PowerBI site on o365 is overwhelming in terms of real time analysis all over the dataset & collaborating with the team.

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Lastly, to access the real time predictive analytics report on PowerBI is accessible through PowerBI app on Windows Store which leverages to share , collaborate your analytics results on any device & enables to view it anywhere , anytime .

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