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Hi all,We've probably all encountered the challenge of coordinating releases, especially within bigger development teams. Currently, when we execute a release in TimeXtender, the entire project gets deployed. This can lead to problems, especially when trying to address minor production issues or releasing only the work of a single developer while others are still in progress. This often results in project-wide delays.I submitted an idea about this last week, and would love a vote if it's something you experience as well.At the same time, seeing how this probably won't get solved in the near future, I'm wondering how other are dealing with this at the moment. Any insights you could share into your way of working are very much appreciated!Kind regards,Barry
IntroductionIt has been discussed in multiple topics here: the question how to deploy semantic layers from TimeXtender to Power BI. As of version 21, this is natively supported. But many organizations are still on version 20 and therefor use Azure Analysis Services (AAS) to deploy their datasets to. While this works fine, AAS is a very expensive service and if you already have Power BI Premium, you already pay for a similar technique called XMLA Endpoints.Because the techniques behind AAS and XMLA Endpoints are similar, there is a way to directly deploy from TimeXtender 20.10.X to Power BI Premium. This guide explains how. DisclaimerObviously this guide explains a trick. Deploying from TX 20.10.X to Power BI Premium is not supported by TimeXtender and some manual manipulations after deployment are involved. However, it can be used to save costs. In our customer case, we save around EUR 4500 on monthly AAS costs, which is worth the pain of some manual actions. IngredientsTimeXtender 20.
The More You Know: Unleashing the Power of Ever-Increasing Data: TimeXtender's Holistic Solution for Data Integration in Today's Competitive Business WorldThe More You Know
Unleashing the Power of Ever-Increasing Data: TimeXtender's Holistic Solution for Data Integration in Today's Competitive Business World.In today's digital era, businesses are generating an unprecedented amount of data at an exponential rate. The vast array of information available presents a golden opportunity for enterprises to make well-informed decisions, improve customer experiences, and gain a competitive edge. However, the challenge lies not just in accumulating this data, but in utilizing it quickly and effectively to drive valuable insights. This is where TimeXtender, with its holistic data integration solution, plays a pivotal role in helping businesses harness the full potential of their data.The Soaring Data LandscapeData has become the lifeblood of modern enterprises, driving everything from market strategies and customer engagement to operational efficiency and supply chain management. The advent of social media, IoT devices, mobile applications, and online transactions h
Why TimeXtender is Essential in Today's Data-Driven WorldHey there, data enthusiasts! We all know that data is the new oil, and in today's digital age, it's essential for businesses to extract valuable insights from vast amounts of information. With data coming from all sorts of sources, it can be challenging to consolidate and analyze it all. That's where TimeXtender comes in - our holistic data integration tool is like a superhero that helps businesses automate their data processes, enabling faster, more accurate analysis, and decision-making.My Experience with Data Automation TimeXtender is an exceptional choice for businesses aiming to optimize their data processes through integration and automation. One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced in my career as a data specialist has been consolidating data from various sources, which required substantial time and effort. Once data consolidation was achieved, the subsequent hurdle was data preparation, cleansing, and transformation, all
Fast Track To Success: How to combine TimeXtender and Exmon for fast, pragmatic Data Governance to unlock business value.Interview
Fast Track To Success: How to combine TimeXtender and Exmon for fast, pragmatic Data Governance to unlock business value. Watch our recorded webinar with Stefan Ahlbom, Solution Specialist at TimeXtender & Gunnar Steinn, CEO at Exmon.Key takeaways:1. Quick Start with TimeXtender: Master the essentials of TimeXtender deployment to get up and running in no time.2. Maximising and Exmon: Learn how to utilize both tools effectively to enhance data governance and drive business results.3. Selling to Clients: Get tips on how to clearly communicate the benefits of TimeXtender and Exmon to potential clients.Watch here. Thank you for your Time!
The More You Know: Play Script "A Day in the Life of an IT Developer - with & without TimeXtender"The More You Know
Ever wonder what a day in the life of an IT Developer would be like with and without TimeXtender? We’ve created a short play walking through their day. Read More here. Feel free to use content as a tool to evaluate whether TimeXtender is a suitable solution for your clients' projects. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a demo let me know. Don't forget to check out the Partner Community where you can find additional tips, tricks, best practices and share thoughts. Thank you for your continued partnership.Best regardsDid You Know Author:Christopher Royce DanielsSolution Specialist - North America Christopher has been a Solution Specialist for TimeXtender since 2021. He enjoys enabling others on best practices with TimeXtender and delivering data solutions that solve common pain points in data estates.Contact: email@example.com
PrerequisitesODX Server machine has access to the URLs: *.googleapis.com/* Profile: 9-digit number connected to the GA profile you want to collect data from Property/Properties: 9-digit number relating to the property (e.g. website) you will collect data from. You will need a separate data source for each property (I think). Account with admin privileges in the API for granting access as well as authenticating OAUTHMigrating Universal Analytics to V4If you already have a connection to GA Universal Analytics with the CDATA for Google Analyics 2022 Provider, setting up the connection to V4 will be easy. I recommend creating a new CDATA data-source for V4, so that you can compare the tables from Universal Analytics and V4. The structure of the data model has changed significantly!Copy connection string from GA Universal CDATA data-source Create a new data source with the GA CDATA connector and version Import connection string Change the version to V4 at ‘Authentication’ → ‘Schema’ as wel
The More You Know: Ditch "Frankenstack": Embrace a Holistic and Agile-Optimized Data Integration Solution.The More You Know
Ditch "Frankenstack": Embrace a Holistic and Agile-Optimized Data Integration Solution. In today's data-driven world, many organizations find themselves trapped in a "Frankenstack" nightmare - a fragmented and inefficient data tool environment. TimeXtender's data integration solution empowers businesses to streamline processes, unlock hidden insights, and drive success. Ditch "Frankenstack": and EMBRACE a Holistic and agile-optimized data integration solution. Feel free to use these tools as you evaluate whether TimeXtender is a suitable solution for your clients' projects. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a demo let me know. Don't forget to check out the Partner Community where you can find additional tips, tricks, best practices and share thoughts. Thank you for your continued partnership.Best regards, The More You Know Author: Shivam KapporSolution Specialist - North America Meet Shivam, one of TimeXtender's go-to Solution Specialist since 2021. Passionate about
The More You Know? Time is Money! What are the 5 features of TimeXtender that are "so money"? And what's with the name TimeXtender?The More You Know
Did You Know? Time is Money! What are the 5 features of TimeXtender that are "so money"? And what's with the name TimeXtender? They say time is money, and within the business world, time is a valuable resource. Just like money, wasting it can be just as costly, because time matters. In business, time is a critical factor in determining profitability, growth, and success. The longer it takes to produce a product or deliver a service, the higher the cost of production and the lower the profit margins. Similarly, if employees are not working efficiently or effectively, this can result in lost productivity and revenue, and thus, business growth, success, and bottom-line profitability. And in the data driven world of business, how you manage, understand, and utilize data has a direct impact on a business’s time and how it’s utilized. Therefore, to be successful in business, it is important to manage time effectively and efficiently. This means optimizing processes, minimizing wa
The More You Know: We Have Tools to Identify if TimeXtender is Right Fit for New Projects.The More You Know
We wanted to update you on some new tools that can help you determine whether TimeXtender is the right fit for your clients' projects. Our in-house Solutions Specialist Harish Kundanchery Mechery has a quick message for you, click play! Here is the link for the tool to identify if TimeXtender is the right fit mentioned in the video.We Have Tools VideoAs you know, TimeXtender provides all the features you need to build a future-proof data infrastructure capable of ingesting, transforming, modeling, and delivering clean, reliable data in the fastest, most efficient way possible - all within a single, low-code user interface. By unifying each layer of the data stack, TimeXtender empowers you to build data solutions 10x faster, while reducing your costs by 70%-80%.That's why we've developed these tools that can quickly and easily assess whether TimeXtender is the right fit for your projects. Read more about the Why, What, & How To Choose Your DWA Tool in the recent blog.Feel free to us
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Are there any best practices regarding the management of rsd files (and the like) in a multiple developer / multiple environments setting. We are currently manually distributing the files, and considering linking the locations to a git controlled repo to have some sort of control, but we do not want to complicate things if it is not necessary.Note: Using legacy version
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