Gogula Aryalingam is a Data Platform (and formerly SQL Server) MVP since 2008. He has worked since 2005 on the Microsoft data platform commencing with development, moving on to design, and then architecting and consulting in business intelligence and analytics. He is a lead architect at a technology and consulting services company in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has served as a subject matter expert for Microsoft, developing SQL Server 2008 and 2012 certification exams and is heavily involved with the local data community which he co-founded in 2007. He writes on his blog, and has spoken at events in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, Australia and New Zealand. Gogula is also a Microsoft-certified solutions expert doubling up as a trainer on business intelligence and analytics topics.
Power BI is an excellent tool for departments or small organisations getting started with their BI solution. Unless some time is spent organising the solution, however, it can become cluttered. In this article, Gogula Aryalingam explains how to streamline the solution to keep it organized and efficient. … Read more
Gogula Aryalingam continues telling the story of the BI solution created by a business analyst intern. In this article, after the initial success, plans are made to sustain and grow the project.… Read more
A BI project should return value to the company quickly, not only after months or even years of work. In this article by Gogula Aryalingam, Ruthie, the intern, determines which items from her manager's requirements she can complete before the big meeting. She continues working on her semantic model by including a Date table, the star schema, measures, formatting, and more.… Read more
Creating a quick dashboard with a few reports may be the beginning of a BI solution, but unless time is spent on the underlying model, it won't be adaptable enough to grow. In this article by Gogula Aryalingam, you'll see how the advice of a mentor helped a newbie understand how to create a flexible model that will lead to a valuable BI solution. … Read more
Most organizations today understand the value of analysing their data. In some cases, they haven’t realized the value or are just getting started. This article, by Data Platform MVP Gogula Aryalingam, describes how analytics can start small – with just one Power BI dashboard – and grow from there. … Read more