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Walsh Group   1 reviews
Construction Firm Moves Workloads to Public Cloud to Gain Greater Agility, Scalability
4-page Case Study posted: 04/15/2014

The Walsh Group builds skyscrapers, subways, and bridges, and other big things all over the world. It’s also a leader in using technology to do construction better. Walsh is busy moving significant chunks of its datacenter environment to Microsoft Azure to reduce IT costs and accelerate IT service delivery. Building on the identity and access management foundation of Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Walsh can deliver servers to the business in hours rather than weeks, gain unprecedented scalability, and reduce costs. Employees and contractors have a much simpler application sign-in experience using Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, and Walsh enhances data safety. Walsh has big plans for Microsoft Azure and plans to migrate 10 to 15 percent of its on-premises infrastructure into Microsoft Azure each year to sharpen its competitiveness.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/15/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • 10th Magnitude
  • Industries:
  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Business Continuity
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
Progressive Insurance   0 reviews
Progressive Data Performance Grows by Factor of Four, Fueling Business Growth Online Experience
2 page Case Study posted: 04/15/2014

To help ensure a consistent, reliable online customer experience as it expands the workload of the underlying web database, Progressive Insurance is turning to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and its In-Memory OLTP feature. The software quadrupled data performance in company tests, without the need to upgrade hardware. Progressive is also using the Microsoft Analytics Platform System to support predictive analysis of Big Data.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/15/2014
  • Industries:
  • Insurance
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analytics Platform System
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center   0 reviews
Leading Boston Hospital Cuts Query Time by 75 Percent and Improves Access to Big Data
4-page Case Study posted: 04/15/2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a leading teaching and healthcare organization, wanted to improve performance for mission-critical applications but struggled with a growing volume of data. To speed queries and gain better insight, BIDMC is implementing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise and is looking at ways to extend its on-premises infrastructure with Microsoft Azure HDInsight and Microsoft Power BI for Office 365. It has boosted performance significantly with In-Memory columnstore technology, cutting query time from 45 to 10 seconds. BIDMC is also improving access to historical data and can query decades of information on-demand with HDInsight. Workflow is improving as well: Business users can work directly with large data sets without IT assistance, and the IT team can quickly implement new features without rewriting applications.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/15/2014
  • Industries:
  • Health Provider
  • Business Need:
  • Mission Critical
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services
  • Microsoft Azure HDInsight Services
  • Power BI for Office 365
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
NASDAQ OMX   0 reviews
NASDAQ OMX Group Reduces 2 PB of Data to 500 TB with Microsoft In-Memory Technology
2 page Case Study posted: 04/15/2014

NASDAQ OMX Group is a leading global provider of financial trading services, exchange technology, and market insight. Every year, it adds more than 500 terabytes (TB) of uncompressed data to its archives. To better manage data growth, maintain fast queries, and reduce database maintenance time, NASDAQ OMX migrated data warehouses to SQL Server 2014. As a result, the company will save 500 TB of disk space this year by using new data compression and indexing capabilities. The company is also saving time and money on data management, improving query performance, and helping to facilitate long-term goals.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/15/2014
  • Industries:
  • Capital Markets/Securities
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
Xerox   1 reviews
Xerox Sees Performance Gains of 40 100 Percent and Eases Bottlenecks with In Memory OLTP
2 page Case Study posted: 04/11/2014

When Xerox needed to improve the throughput of systems underlying its Managed Print Services, it turned to the In-Memory OLTP capability in Microsoft SQL Server 2014. In a proof of concept, Xerox saw performance gains of 40–100 percent in key services, and it is planning to use the software to help boost customer service, business growth, and competitive advantage, while containing costs

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/11/2014
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment   1 reviews
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Uses Big-Data Tool to Gain New Insights and Drive Business
2 page Case Study posted: 04/11/2014

Warner Bros. Games creates, develops, produces, and publishes a number of popular video games used by players around the world. Its titles include Mortal Kombat and an online version of The Lord of the Rings. Because it needed to gain more usable business intelligence (BI) from its game data, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment began using the Microsoft Azure HDInsight to analyze large amounts of unstructured data, such as sales figures and player trends. The organization has gained new insights from its data, which helps drive new business strategies.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/11/2014
  • Industries:
  • Media and Entertainment Equipment Providers
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure Platform
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft Azure HDInsight Services
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
North Tees and Hartlepool National Health Services Foundation Trust   1 reviews
UK Hospital Sees Cloud-Based BI Service as a Tool to Boost Clinical Outcomes and Efficiency
2 page Case Study posted: 04/11/2014

The North Tees and Hartlepool National Health Services Foundation Trust thought it had an appropriate analysis tool for use with its Ascribe clinical intelligence software—until it saw what it could do with Microsoft Power BI for Office 365. Now it can easily incorporate external data sets into its analyses, deliver more intuitive and persuasive reports, and reduce costs—all with the goal of improving clinical outcomes and efficiency.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/11/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Ascribe Ltd
  • Industries:
  • Public Health & Social Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United Kingdom
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Power BI for Office 365
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
Enlighten Designs   2 reviews
New Zealand IT Firm Helps Organizations Gain Insight Easily and Affordably with Microsoft BI Tools
2-page Partner Case Study posted: 04/11/2014

Enlighten Designs, a leading application developer and systems integrator in New Zealand, wanted to ensure that all of its customers—including small businesses and schools—could benefit from business intelligence (BI) tools. To unlock data, the company is helping customers implement Microsoft Power BI for Office 365, which works smoothly with Microsoft Excel 2013. As a result, Enlighten Designs customers are improving insight with an affordable, cloud-based solution that can be easily used by people at all levels of an organization.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/11/2014
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Power BI for Office 365
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
Microsoft Finance   1 reviews
Microsoft Uses Latest BI Tools to Help Turn Questions into Powerful Insights
2 page Case Study posted: 04/10/2014

To improve data analysis, Microsoft IT and the Microsoft Finance BI team conducted a proof of concept exploring the features of the Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 Q&A tool. The solution gives business users a simple tool, based on familiar technologies, that answers data queries and empowers those users to build their own analytical reports using graphical information.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/10/2014
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Power BI for Office 365
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
Baltika Breweries   1 reviews
Brewer Increases CRM System Capacity by 54 Percent with Data Solution
2 page Case Study posted: 04/07/2014

As it continues to grow, Baltika Breweries needs more than skill in combining hops, malt, water, and yeast. It also needs a cost-effective way to scale out its mission-critical customer relationship management software. To meet that need, the company now uses the AlwaysOn Availability and In-Memory OLTP technologies of Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Throughput is up by at least 150 percent, supporting a 54 percent increase in users. Availability and IT productivity are both up, too.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/07/2014
  • Industries:
  • Food & Beverage
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • Russia
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
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