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Datazen, New Microsoft Acquisition

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  • Hi DLonergan,

    I have found nothing about running Datazen under SQL Server Express. However, Datazen Server-published dashboards can connect to the following data sources, which has no specific requirement for SQL Server editions. 

    •Microsoft SQL Server
    •Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
    •Microsoft SQL Azure

    In addition, currently, only SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers with version 2008 or later and Software Assurance are entitled to download/use the Datazen Server software at no additional cost.

    Besides, in order for the software to run, Datazen needs to operate on a Windows Server, IIS, and.NET, as well as its own.

    Reference:
    Datazen Features
    Microsoft acquires mobile business intelligence leader Datazen


    Thanks,
    Lydia Zhang


    Lydia Zhang
    TechNet Community Support







    Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:32 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi DLonergan,

    I have found nothing about running Datazen under SQL Server Express. However, Datazen Server-published dashboards can connect to the following data sources, which has no specific requirement for SQL Server editions. 

    •Microsoft SQL Server
    •Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
    •Microsoft SQL Azure

    In addition, currently, only SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers with version 2008 or later and Software Assurance are entitled to download/use the Datazen Server software at no additional cost.

    Besides, in order for the software to run, Datazen needs to operate on a Windows Server, IIS, and.NET, as well as its own.

    Reference:
    Datazen Features
    Microsoft acquires mobile business intelligence leader Datazen


    Thanks,
    Lydia Zhang


    Lydia Zhang
    TechNet Community Support







    Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:32 AM
    Moderator
  • Lydia,

    Thanks for the clarification and the link to the new feature page. 

    Regards - David

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:15 PM
  • Datazen doesn't even need a SQL Server database for operation or for installation - RavenDB will serve as repository storage for the Core Service.

    The following providers can be used to access your data sources:

    • SQL Server Database Engine (and it still can be SQL Express)
    • SSAS
    • SharePoint lists
    • Azure SQL Database
    • OData and Generic XML Web Services
    • Generic ODBC DSN
    • MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL ODBC drivers
    • Oracle Provider for OLE DB
    • PGNP OLE DB Provider for PostgreSQL
    • Excel documents (!) on a network share

    Unfortunately I don't have any information how you can currently obtain a license for Datazen if you don't have a 2008+ Enterprise Edition SQL Server with SA.

    Regards,

    Zoli

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:38 PM