Task: to present near real-time (or batch) enterprise search platform built on the Apache Lucene project

Cloudera Search offers the following methods for indexing data at scale:

  • NRT indexing (Lily HBase NRT indexing or Flume NRT indexing)
  • batch indexing (Spark or MapReduce indexing: MapReduceIndexerTool or Lily HBase batch indexing)
cloudera_search_solr-archi

Architecture: NRT Cloudera Search

Environment:

  • Hadoop (big data) cluster: Cloudera (either an existing Cloudera infrastructure or Cloudera Quickstart VM)
  • Cloudera Search services: HBase with ZooKeeper, Key-Value Store Indexer (Lily NRT HBase indexer) and Solr; supporting services: Cloudera Manager, Hue, HDFS and YARN (with MapReduce included)
  • data ingestion: e.g. Talend Open Studio / Solr UI update (optional)
  • testing: Solr UI select / SOAP UI (optional)

Setup:
a) creating/enabling HBase table ‘Solr_Test’ with column family ‘cities1000’ and enabling replication for Lily HBase NRT indexing

hbase shell
create 'Solr_Test', 'cities1000'
alter 'Solr_Test', {NAME => 'cities1000', REPLICATION_SCOPE => 1}
enable 'Solr_Test'
cloudera_search_solr-hbase_script

Listing: HBase shell

b) creating Solr collection ‘solr_test-collection’ and schema ‘schema.xml’

solrctl instancedir --generate $HOME/solr_test-collection

download: schema.xml

solrctl instancedir --create solr_test-collection $HOME/solr_test-collection
solrctl collection --create solr_test-collection
cloudera_search_solr-solr_script

Listing: Solr shell

c) creating Lily HBase configuration files: ‘morphlines.conf’ and ‘morphline-hbase-mapper.xml’ and adding indexer
download: morphlines.conf
download: morphline-hbase-mapper.xml

hbase-indexer add-indexer \
--name SolrTestIndexer \
--indexer-conf $HOME/solr_test-collection/conf/morphline-hbase-mapper.xml \
--connection-param solr.collection=solr_test-collection \
--zookeeper quickstart.cloudera:2181
cloudera_search_solr-lily_script

Listing: HBase indexer

hbase-indexer list-indexers
cloudera_search_solr-lily_running

Listing: HBase indexers

d) additional settings
URL: http://quickstart.cloudera:7180

Key-Value Store Indexer -> “logging”
log4j.logger.org.kitesdk.morphline=TRACE
log4j.logger.com.ngdata=TRACE

cloudera_search_solr-lily_logging

Lily: logging setting

Cloudera Manager -> Clusters -> Key-Value Store Indexer -> Configuration
Java Heap Size of Lily HBase Indexer in Bytes -> 50 MB -> e.g. 1 GB (based on the input)

cloudera_search_solr-lily_heapsize

Lily: heap size setting

Cloudera Manager -> Clusters -> HBase -> Configuration
Java Heap Size of HBase Master in Bytes -> 50 MB -> e.g. 1 GB (based on the input)

cloudera_search_solr-hbase_heapsize_master

HBase: heap size master setting

Java Heap Size of HBase RegionServer in Bytes -> 50 MB -> e.g. 1 GB (based on the input)

cloudera_search_solr-hbase_heapsize_region

HBase: heap size region setting

e) verifying that the indexer works
URL: http://quickstart.cloudera:8983

cloudera_search_solr-solr_output_empty

Solr: indexer (empty)

Note: HBase indexer log file: /var/log/hbase-solr/ lily-hbase-indexer*.log.out

f) data ingest

cloudera_search_solr-talend_loading

Talend: data ingestion

cloudera_search_solr-hbase_data

Hue -> HBase: ingested data

Optional Solr data ingest in form (note: not related to HBase part!):
http://quickstart.cloudera:8983/solr/solr_test-collection_shard1_replica1/update/csv?commit=true&separator=%09&fieldnames=id,name
,,alternative_names,latitude,longitude,,,countrycode,,,,,,population,elevation,,timezone,lastupdate&stream.file
=/home/cloudera/solr_test-collection/cities1000.txt&overwrite=true&stream.contentType=text/plain;charset=utf-8

g) testing
URL: http://quickstart.cloudera:8983

At this point, if you run data ingestion (e.g. via job in Talend), in a matter of few seconds (i.e. near real-time), you will receive new data as result to query in Solr.

cloudera_search_solr-solr_output_full

Solr: indexed data (documents)

cloudera_search_solr-solr_output_query

Solr: query result

Field q (in query) accepts format field:value and accepts wildcard symbols.

{
  "responseHeader": {
    "status": 0,
    "QTime": 1,
    "params": {
      "indent": "true",
      "q": "name:Botta*",
      "_": "1544275090709",
      "wt": "json"
    }
  },
  "response": {
    "numFound": 2,
    "start": 0,
    "docs": [
      {
        "countrycode": "IT",
        "alternative_names": "Bottanuco",
        "elevation": "222",
        "id": "3181668",
        "lastupdate": "2014-04-13",
        "timezone": "Europe/Rome",
        "name": "Bottanuco",
        "longitude": "9.50903",
        "latitude": "45.63931",
        "population": "5121",
        "_version_": 1619289130669179000
      },
      {
        "countrycode": "IT",
        "alternative_names": "Botta",
        "elevation": "",
        "id": "9036161",
        "lastupdate": "2014-05-20",
        "timezone": "Europe/Rome",
        "name": "Botta",
        "longitude": "9.53257",
        "latitude": "45.83222",
        "population": "751",
        "_version_": 1619289135325905000
      }
    ]
  }
}

Optional SOAP UI REST: http://quickstart.cloudera:8983/solr/solr_test-collection_shard1_replica1/select?q=name%3ABotta~&sort=score+desc%2C+name+asc&rows=6&fl=name%2C+score&wt=xml&indent=true

cloudera_search_solr-soapui_fuzzy

SOAP UI: REST query result

Abbreviations

  • EDH: enterprise data hub
  • DL: data lake
  • NRT: near real-time

Sources

References

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Big data introduction

Posted: November 29, 2016 in Hadoop
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ODS – universal codebooks and hierarchies

Posted: August 6, 2016 in MSSQL
Tags:

Task: to show how to create universal codebooks and hierarchies for Operational Data Storage (3NF) in DW solutions

a) universal codebooks:

ods_univ_codebook_diagram

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook](
 [AutoID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
 [CodeBookTypeAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [CodeBookID] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [CodeBookText] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [CodeBookTextEnglish] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [SourceSystemAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ExtractionDate] [int] NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_CodeBook] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
( [AutoID] ASC
) WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[CodeBookType](
 [AutoID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
 [CodeBookTypeID] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [CodeBookTypeText] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [CodeBookTypeTextEnglish] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [SourceSystemAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ExtractionDate] [int] NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_CodeBookType] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
( [AutoID] ASC
) WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook2Contract](
 [CodeBookTypeAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [CodeBookAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ContractAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ValidFrom] [int] NULL,
 [ValidTo] [int] NULL,
 [SourceSystemAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ExtractionDate] [int] NULL
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Contract](
 [AutoID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
 [ContractID] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [ValidFrom] [int] NULL,
 [ValidTo] [int] NULL,
 [SourceSystemAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ExtractionDate] [int] NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_Contract] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
( [AutoID] ASC
) WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook2Contract] WITH NOCHECK ADD CONSTRAINT [FK_CodeBook2Contract_CodeBook] FOREIGN KEY([CodeBookAutoID])
REFERENCES [dbo].[CodeBook] ([AutoID])
GO
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook2Contract] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_CodeBook2Contract_CodeBook]
GO

ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook2Contract] WITH NOCHECK ADD CONSTRAINT [FK_CodeBook2Contract_CodeBookType] FOREIGN KEY([CodeBookTypeAutoID])
REFERENCES [dbo].[CodeBookType] ([AutoID])
GO
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook2Contract] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_CodeBook2Contract_CodeBookType]
GO

ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook2Contract] WITH NOCHECK ADD CONSTRAINT [FK_CodeBook2Contract_Contract] FOREIGN KEY([ContractAutoID])
REFERENCES [dbo].[Contract] ([AutoID])
GO
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook2Contract] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_CodeBook2Contract_Contract]
GO


ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook] WITH NOCHECK ADD CONSTRAINT [FK_CodeBook_CodeBookType] FOREIGN KEY([CodeBookTypeAutoID])
REFERENCES [dbo].[CodeBookType] ([AutoID])
GO
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[CodeBook] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_CodeBook_CodeBookType]
GO


SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[CodeBookType] ON
GO
INSERT [dbo].[CodeBookType] ([AutoID], [CodeBookTypeID], [CodeBookTypeText], [CodeBookTypeTextEnglish], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (1, N'CS', NULL, N'Contract status', NULL, NULL)
GO
SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[CodeBookType] OFF
GO


SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[CodeBook] ON
GO
INSERT [dbo].[CodeBook] ([AutoID], [CodeBookTypeAutoID], [CodeBookID], [CodeBookText], [CodeBookTextEnglish], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (1, 1, N'CSO', NULL, N'Open contract', NULL, NULL)
GO
SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[CodeBook] OFF
GO


SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[Contract] ON
GO
INSERT [dbo].[Contract] ([AutoID], [ContractID], [ValidFrom], [ValidTo], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (1, N'1', NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL)
GO
SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[Contract] OFF
GO


INSERT [dbo].[CodeBook2Contract] ([CodeBookTypeAutoID], [CodeBookAutoID], [ContractAutoID], [ValidFrom], [ValidTo], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (1, 1, 1, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL)
GO

 

ods_univ_codebook_result

b) universal hierarchies:

ods_univ_hierarchy_diagram

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyType](
 [AutoID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
 [HierarchyTypeID] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [HierarchyTypeText] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [HierarchyTypeTextEnglish] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [SourceSystemAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ExtractionDate] [int] NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_HierarchyType] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
( [AutoID] ASC
) WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Hierarchy](
 [AutoID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
 [HierarchyID] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [HierarchyTypeAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [HierarchyText] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [HierarchyTextEnglish] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [SourceSystemAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ExtractionDate] [int] NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_Hierarchy] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
( [AutoID] ASC
) WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLinkType](
 [AutoID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
 [HierarchyLinkTypeID] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [HierarchyTypeSourceAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [HierarchyTypeDestinationAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [HierarchyLinkTypeText] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [HierarchyLinkTypeTextEnglish] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [ValidFrom] [int] NULL,
 [ValidTo] [int] NULL,
 [SourceSystemAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ExtractionDate] [int] NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_HierarchyLinkType] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
( [AutoID] ASC
) WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLink](
 [AutoID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
 [HierarchyLinkID] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
 [HierarchyLinkTypeAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [HierarchySourceAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [HierarchyDestinationAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ValidFrom] [int] NULL,
 [ValidTo] [int] NULL,
 [SourceSystemAutoID] [int] NULL,
 [ExtractionDate] [int] NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_HierarchyLink] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
( [AutoID] ASC
) WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
GO


ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Hierarchy] WITH NOCHECK ADD CONSTRAINT [FK_Hierarchy_HierarchyType] FOREIGN KEY([HierarchyTypeAutoID])
REFERENCES [dbo].[HierarchyType] ([AutoID])
GO
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[Hierarchy] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_Hierarchy_HierarchyType]
GO


ALTER TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLinkType] WITH NOCHECK ADD CONSTRAINT [FK_HierarchyLinkType_HierarchyType] FOREIGN KEY([HierarchyTypeSourceAutoID])
REFERENCES [dbo].[HierarchyType] ([AutoID])
GO
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLinkType] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_HierarchyLinkType_HierarchyType]
GO


ALTER TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLink] WITH NOCHECK ADD CONSTRAINT [FK_HierarchyLink_Hierarchy_S] FOREIGN KEY([HierarchySourceAutoID])
REFERENCES [dbo].[Hierarchy] ([AutoID])
GO
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLink] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_HierarchyLink_Hierarchy_S]
GO

ALTER TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLink] WITH NOCHECK ADD CONSTRAINT [FK_HierarchyLink_Hierarchy_D] FOREIGN KEY([HierarchyDestinationAutoID])
REFERENCES [dbo].[Hierarchy] ([AutoID])
GO
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLink] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_HierarchyLink_Hierarchy_D]
GO

ALTER TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLink] WITH NOCHECK ADD CONSTRAINT [FK_HierarchyLink_HierarchyLinkType] FOREIGN KEY([HierarchyLinkTypeAutoID])
REFERENCES [dbo].[HierarchyLinkType] ([AutoID])
GO
ALTER TABLE [dbo].[HierarchyLink] CHECK CONSTRAINT [FK_HierarchyLink_HierarchyLinkType]
GO


SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyType] ON 
GO
INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyType] ([AutoID], [HierarchyTypeID], [HierarchyTypeText], [HierarchyTypeTextEnglish], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (1, N'ORG_L1', NULL, N'Level1', NULL, NULL)
GO
INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyType] ([AutoID], [HierarchyTypeID], [HierarchyTypeText], [HierarchyTypeTextEnglish], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (2, N'ORG_L2', NULL, N'Level2', NULL, NULL)
GO
SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyType] OFF
GO


SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[Hierarchy] ON 
GO
INSERT [dbo].[Hierarchy] ([AutoID], [HierarchyID], [HierarchyTypeAutoID], [HierarchyText], [HierarchyTextEnglish], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (1, N'ORG_L1_1', 1, NULL, N'ORG Level1 A', NULL, NULL)
GO
INSERT [dbo].[Hierarchy] ([AutoID], [HierarchyID], [HierarchyTypeAutoID], [HierarchyText], [HierarchyTextEnglish], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (2, N'ORG_L2_1', 2, NULL, N'ORG Level2 A', NULL, NULL)
GO
SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[Hierarchy] OFF
GO


SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyLinkType] ON 
GO
INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyLinkType] ([AutoID], [HierarchyLinkTypeID], [HierarchyTypeSourceAutoID], [HierarchyTypeDestinationAutoID], [HierarchyLinkTypeText], [HierarchyLinkTypeTextEnglish], [ValidFrom], [ValidTo], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (1, N'ORG_L1_L2', 1, 2, NULL, N'ORG Level1 - Level2', NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL)
GO
SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyLinkType] OFF
GO


SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyLink] ON 
GO
INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyLink] ([AutoID], [HierarchyLinkID], [HierarchyLinkTypeAutoID], [HierarchySourceAutoID], [HierarchyDestinationAutoID], [ValidFrom], [ValidTo], [SourceSystemAutoID], [ExtractionDate]) VALUES (1, N'ORG_L1_1-ORG_L2_1', 1, 1, 2, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL)
GO
SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[HierarchyLink] OFF
GO

 

ods_univ_hierarchy_result

Conclusion:

a) universal codebooks: one set of tables (3x codebook + 1 per entity) can contain more codebooks’ records (e.g. Contract status, Contract payment frequency, Client type etc.)

b) universal hierarchies: one set of tables (4 “common” tables) can contain more hierarchies’ records (e.g. Organisational structure, Business structure, Sales channels etc.) By using entities “HierarchyLinkType and HierarchyLink” is possible to create combinations between “source” and “destination” (bi-directional connections.)

Source code:

Additional references:

Task: to bring a brief overview based on my own experience acquired during the last few days in our company about building mobile BI (Business Intelligence) solutions related to SQL Server. This concept will be demonstrated mainly by means of a virtualized three-server testing environment for SharePoint/mobile BI platform via Hyper-V as a virtualization technology by Microsoft


At the time of writing this blog post in the world of Microsoft, there doesn’t exist any comprehensive cross-platform for the mobile BI (Apple, Android, Microsoft) environment for easy-building mobile BI solutions, including tablets and smartphones as well (iPad/iPhone, Android and Windows 8/Phones devices). The future Microsoft sees itself in the project called Mobile Helix Link, Power Map (codename “GeoFlow”) + Power Query (codename “Data Explorer”) for Excel and mainly in the technology “InfoNav” (codename) as a feature of Power BI (note: Power BI – self-service “power” tools: Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query and Power Map). Unfortunately, nowadays we can build our mobile BI solutions based on SQL Server as a data source in the following (different) ways:

  • IIS (Internet Information Services; as a very low cost solution): SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services; note: limited use for the Apple platform, details are described below)
  • SharePoint Server: Excel Services (easier solutions), PerformancePoint Services (much more complex solutions)
  • OWA Server (Office Web Apps): Excel
  • 3rd party developer tools/platforms or ready-to-use solutions

Below, there is described a hardware and software configuration of a three-server testing environment for building SharePoint BI in general and mobile BI solutions based on this Microsoft platform.

Three-server SharePoint testing environment:

In a few bullets below, there are described the results of my investigation about some possibilities for mobile BI solutions based on the SQL Server platform.

Mobile BI (iPad/iPhone, Android, Windows 8/Phone devices) platform:

    1. IIS:

  • SSRS:
  • iPad: Safari/Chrome/Opera – NO, Mercury (Chrome and Firefox alternative) – NO, FF/IE – not supported
  • either to use a native application from app store, e.g.:
  • Mobi Reports Pro by Mobi Weave, Inc. (note: very good solution – I recommend it’s use)
  • SSRS Report Viewer Pro by By Ororo a.s. (note: iPad only)
  • or to use Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services (Windows Server) instead of native application (note: in addition one CAL per user)
  • Android: FF – OK, Chrome/Opera – NO, Safari/IE – not supported
  • Windows 8: IE – OK, alternative – FF, Chrome/Opera – NO, Safari – not supported on tablet?
  • 2. SharePoint 2013:

  • Excel Services:
  • iPad: Safari – OK (note: slicers – OK), alternatives – Chrome/Mercury (Chrome and Firefox alternative), Opera – NO, FF/IE – not supported
  • Android: FF – OK (note: slicers – NO), Chrome/Opera/(Built-in Browser/Dolphin) – NO, Safari/IE – not supported
  • Windows 8: IE – OK, alternatives – FF/Chrome/Opera, Safari – not supported
  • PerformancePoint Services (Dashboards):
  • OLAP/Excel Services:
  • iPad: Safari – OK (note: slicers – OK), alternatives – Chrome/Mercury (Chrome and Firefox alternative), Opera – NO, FF/IE – not supported
  • Android: FF – OK (note: slicers – NO), Chrome/Opera/(Built-in Browser/Dolphin) – NO, Safari/IE – not supported
  • Windows 8: IE – OK, alternative – FF, Chrome/Opera – OK (note: zoom – NO), Safari – not supported
  • SSRS:
  • iPad: Safari/Chrome/Opera – NO, Mercury (Chrome and Firefox alternative) – NO, FF/IE – not supported
  • Android: FF – OK, Chrome/Opera/(Built-in Browser/Dolphin) – NO, Safari/IE – not supported
  • Windows 8: IE – OK, alternative – FF, Chrome/Opera – NO, Safari – not supported on tablet?
  • PowerPivot/PowerView: the output is rendered in Silverlight
  • iPad: SL – not supported on iOS (note: SL is available only for Windows and Mackintosh)
  • Android: SL – not supported
  • Windows 8: IE – OK, alternatives – FF/Chrome/Opera (note: scroll – NO), Safari – not supported
  • 3. OWA 2013 (Office Web Apps):

  • Deploy Office Web Apps Server
  • Configure SharePoint 2013 to use Office Web Apps
  • 4.a) 3rd party developer tools/platforms:

  • Build cross-platform iOS, Android, Mac and Windows apps with C# and .NET by Xamarin
  • UIFramework for .NET by ComponentArt
  • Data Visualization for Visual Studio by ComponentArt
  • 4.b) 3rd party ready-to-use solutions:

  • Datazen – Mobile BI for Windows 8, iPad/iPhone and Android by ComponentArt
  • Tableau Server by Tableau Software (note: I recommend it’s use)
  • iPad: web browsers – OK and native free app – OK
  • Android: web browsers – OK and native free app – OK
  • Windows 8: web browsers – OK (note: a native app isn’t available)
  • Mobi Reports Pro – BI for SSRS on iPad and iPhone by Mobi Weave
  • Mobi Office – Mobile Content Management by Mobi Weave

Testing devices:

  • iPad: 6.1.3 (note: iPhone – not tested)
  • Android: Samsung Tab 10.1 with OS: 4.0.3 (note: Android on a phone – not tested)
  • Windows 8: ThinkPad Tablet (note: Windows Phone – not tested)

Recommendations:

  • iPad: Mercury (note: for the sake of drill down in zoomed mode – PerformancePoint Services), alternatives – Chrome/Safari + Mobi Reports Pro for SSRS
  • Android: FF (note: without slicers)
  • Windows 8: IE (note: alternative – FF)
  • note: cross-platform independence is possible to achieve by using Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services (Windows Server; in addition one CAL per user)


Figure 1: Dashboard (PerformancePoint Services)

Figure 1: Dashboard (PerformancePoint Services)


Figure 1: Dashboard (Tableau Server)

Figure 1: Dashboard (Tableau Server)


Conclusion: nowadays (at the time of writing the blog post), as a universal cross-platform solution for building mobile BI applications directly with Microsoft tools/frameworks, the use of Excel Services (more suited for analysts) or using dashboards (PerformancePoint Services) with charts, scorecards (more suited for top management) based on SharePoint platform seems to be the best but not ideal choice


Documents:

Additional references:
Task: to show how to render spatial data report in SSRS


New spatial data types geometry and geography were introduced in SQL Server 2008 and the new map feature in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2.
The report will use the AdventureWorksDW2012 database and show reseller sales amount by state (US).
The process of creating the map report consists of the following steps:

Code 1: Create datasets


Data Source:
Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorksDW2012

Dataset:
dsResellerSales
SELECT g.StateProvinceCode, SUM(f.SalesAmount) AS 'SalesAmount'
FROM dbo.FactResellerSales f JOIN dbo.DimDate d ON d.DateKey = f.ShipDateKey
 JOIN dbo.DimReseller s ON s.ResellerKey = f.ResellerKey
 JOIN dbo.DimGeography g ON g.GeographyKey = s.GeographyKey
WHERE d.CalendarYear = @CalendarYear AND g.CountryRegionCode = 'US'
GROUP BY g.StateProvinceCode

Dataset:
dsOrderYears
SELECT DISTINCT YEAR(f.OrderDate) AS 'OrderYear'
FROM dbo.FactResellerSales f JOIN dbo.DimDate d ON d.DateKey = f.ShipDateKey
 JOIN dbo.DimReseller s ON s.ResellerKey = f.ResellerKey
 JOIN dbo.DimGeography g ON g.GeographyKey = s.GeographyKey
WHERE g.CountryRegionCode = 'US'
ORDER BY 'OrderYear'


Figure 1: New map layer – choose a source of spatial data

Figure 1: New map layer – choose a source of spatial data


Figure 2: New map layer – choose spatial data and map view options

Figure 2: New map layer – choose spatial data and map view options


Figure 3: New map layer – choose map visualization

Figure 3: New map layer – choose map visualization


Figure 4: New map layer – choose the analytical dataset

Figure 4: New map layer – choose the analytical dataset


Figure 5: New map layer – specify the match fields for spatial and analytical data

Figure 5: New map layer – specify the match fields for spatial and analytical data


Figure 6: New map layer – choose color theme and data visualization

Figure 6: New map layer – choose color theme and data visualization


Figure 7: Map layers – right click – map properties

Figure 7: Map layers – right click – map properties


Figure 8: Report parameter properties – calendar year

Figure 8: Report parameter properties – calendar year


Figure 9: Preview reseller sales amount map

Figure 9: Preview reseller sales amount map


Source code:

Additional references:
Task: to design an architecture for automated team-based development and deployment of data warehouse and business intelligence projects by means of open source or free products


Figure 1: UML – Use Case (Enterprise Architect)

Figure 1: UML – Use Case (Enterprise Architect)

Abbreviations/Notes:
SVN+WinMerge+VS(Visual Studio: SSDT/BIDS – Free Product, Schema and Data Compare):
SVN+VS:
Figure 2: SNV+VS (DB and BI Projects)

Figure 2: SNV+VS (DB and BI Projects)

Jenkins:
Figure 3: Jenkins – Build Pileline

Figure 3: Jenkins – Build Pileline (Source: Build Pipeline Plugin's Site)

Parameters:
  • Environment (Choice): DEV, TEST, PROD
  • INCLUDE_DB_STG (Boolean value): TRUE
  • INCLUDE_DB_ODS (Boolean value): TRUE
  • INCLUDE_DB_DWH (Boolean value): TRUE
  • INCLUDE_DB_LOG (Boolean value): TRUE
  • INCLUDE_SSIS_STG (Boolean value): TRUE
  • INCLUDE_SSIS_ODS (Boolean value): TRUE
  • INCLUDE_SSIS_DWH (Boolean value): TRUE
  • INCLUDE_SSAS (Boolean value): TRUE
  • INCLUDE_SSRS (Boolean value): TRUE
Source Code Management:
Build Triggers:
  • Build periodically: H H(0-5) * * 1-5 (note: every working day during night hours)
Extra Plugins:

Build:
1. Execute windows batch command – BUILD_DEVENV.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\BUILD_DEVENV.bat" %Environment%

1.1 BUILD_DEVENV.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET devenv="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe"
 SET solution="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\TEST.sln"
 %devenv% %solution% /build Debug
GOTO END

:TEST
 SET devenv="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe"
 SET solution="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\TEST.sln"
 %devenv% %solution% /build Release
GOTO END

:PROD
 SET devenv="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe"
 SET solution="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\TEST.sln"
 %devenv% %solution% /build Release
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

2. Execute windows batch command – DB_RDB_BACKUP.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\DB_RDB_BACKUP.bat" %Environment%

2.1 DB_RDB_BACKUP.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET sqlcmd="sqlcmd.exe"
 SET backup="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_RDB_BACKUP.sql"
 SET server="server\test"
 %sqlcmd% -S %server% -i %backup%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

2.2 DB_RDB_BACKUP.sql


BACKUP DATABASE [DWH_TEST_DWH] TO  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\DWH_TEST_DWH.bak' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'DWH_TEST_DWH-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10
GO

BACKUP DATABASE [DWH_TEST_LOG] TO  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\DWH_TEST_LOG.bak' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'DWH_TEST_LOG-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10
GO

BACKUP DATABASE [DWH_TEST_ODS] TO  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\DWH_TEST_ODS.bak' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'DWH_TEST_ODS-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10
GO

BACKUP DATABASE [DWH_TEST_STG] TO  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\DWH_TEST_STG.bak' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'DWH_TEST_STG-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10
GO

2.3 DB_RDB_RESTORE.bat (optional)


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET sqlcmd="sqlcmd.exe"
 SET backup="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_RDB_RESTORE.sql"
 SET server="server\test"
 %sqlcmd% -S %server% -i %backup%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

2.4 DB_RDB_RESTORE.sql (optional)


USE [master]
ALTER DATABASE [DWH_TEST_DWH] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
RESTORE DATABASE [DWH_TEST_DWH] FROM  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\DWH_TEST_DWH.bak' WITH  FILE = 4,  MOVE N'DWH_TEST_DWH' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\DATA\DWH_TEST_DWH.mdf',  MOVE N'DWH_TEST_DWH_log' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\DATA\DWH_TEST_DWH.ldf',  NOUNLOAD,  REPLACE,  STATS = 5
ALTER DATABASE [DWH_TEST_DWH] SET MULTI_USER
GO

USE [master]
ALTER DATABASE [DWH_TEST_LOG] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
RESTORE DATABASE [DWH_TEST_LOG] FROM  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\DWH_TEST_LOG.bak' WITH  FILE = 4,  MOVE N'DWH_TEST_LOG' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\DATA\DWH_TEST_LOG.mdf',  MOVE N'DWH_TEST_LOG_log' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\DATA\DWH_TEST_LOG.ldf',  NOUNLOAD,  REPLACE,  STATS = 5
ALTER DATABASE [DWH_TEST_LOG] SET MULTI_USER
GO

USE [master]
ALTER DATABASE [DWH_TEST_ODS] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
RESTORE DATABASE [DWH_TEST_ODS] FROM  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\DWH_TEST_ODS.bak' WITH  FILE = 4,  MOVE N'DWH_TEST_ODS' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\DATA\DWH_TEST_ODS.mdf',  MOVE N'DWH_TEST_ODS_log' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\DATA\DWH_TEST_ODS.ldf',  NOUNLOAD,  REPLACE,  STATS = 5
ALTER DATABASE [DWH_TEST_ODS] SET MULTI_USER
GO

USE [master]
ALTER DATABASE [DWH_TEST_STG] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
RESTORE DATABASE [DWH_TEST_STG] FROM  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\DWH_TEST_STG.bak' WITH  FILE = 4,  MOVE N'DWH_TEST_STG' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\DATA\DWH_TEST_STG.mdf',  MOVE N'DWH_TEST_STG_log' TO N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\DATA\DWH_TEST_STG.ldf',  NOUNLOAD,  REPLACE,  STATS = 5
ALTER DATABASE [DWH_TEST_STG] SET MULTI_USER
GO

3. Execute windows batch command – DB_SSIS_BACKUP.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\DB_SSIS_BACKUP.bat" %Environment%

3.1 DB_SSIS_BACKUP.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET sqlcmd="sqlcmd.exe"
 SET backup="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_SSIS_BACKUP.sql"
 SET server="server"
 %sqlcmd% -S %server% -i %backup%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

3.2 DB_SSIS_BACKUP.sql


BACKUP DATABASE [SSISDB] TO  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\Backup\SSISDB.bak' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'SSISDB-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10
GO

3.3 DB_SSIS_RESTORE.bat (optional)


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET sqlcmd="sqlcmd.exe"
 SET backup="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_SSIS_RESTORE.sql"
 SET server="server"
 %sqlcmd% -S %server% -i %backup%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

3.4 DB_SSIS_RESTORE.sql (optional)


USE [master]
ALTER DATABASE [SSISDB] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
RESTORE DATABASE [SSISDB] FROM  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\Backup\SSISDB.bak' WITH  FILE = 3,  MOVE N'data' TO N'D:\MSSQL\Data\SSISDB.mdf',  MOVE N'log' TO N'D:\MSSQL\Data\SSISDB.ldf',  NOUNLOAD,  REPLACE,  STATS = 5
ALTER DATABASE [SSISDB] SET MULTI_USER
GO

4. Execute windows batch command – DB_SSRS_BACKUP.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\DB_SSRS_BACKUP.bat" %Environment%

4.1 DB_SSRS_BACKUP.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET sqlcmd="sqlcmd.exe"
 SET backup="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_SSRS_BACKUP.sql"
 SET server="server\test"
 %sqlcmd% -S %server% -i %backup%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

4.2 DB_SSRS_BACKUP.sql


BACKUP DATABASE [ReportServer$TEST] TO  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\ReportServer$TEST.bak' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'ReportServer$TEST-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10
GO

BACKUP DATABASE [ReportServer$TESTTempDB] TO  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\ReportServer$TESTTempDB.bak' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'ReportServer$TESTTempDB-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  STATS = 10
GO

4.3 DB_SSRS_RESTORE.bat (optional)


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET sqlcmd="sqlcmd.exe"
 SET backup="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_SSRS_RESTORE.sql"
 SET server="server\test"
 %sqlcmd% -S %server% -i %backup%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

4.4 DB_SSRS_RESTORE.sql (optional)


USE [master]
ALTER DATABASE [ReportServer$TEST] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
BACKUP LOG [ReportServer$TEST] TO  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\ReportServer$TEST_LogBackup_2013-05-25_11-54-42.bak' WITH NOFORMAT, NOINIT,  NAME = N'ReportServer$TEST_LogBackup_2013-05-25_11-54-42', NOSKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD,  NORECOVERY ,  STATS = 5
RESTORE DATABASE [ReportServer$TEST] FROM  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\ReportServer$TEST.bak' WITH  FILE = 2,  NOUNLOAD,  REPLACE,  STATS = 5
ALTER DATABASE [ReportServer$TEST] SET MULTI_USER
GO

USE [master]
ALTER DATABASE [ReportServer$TESTTempDB] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
RESTORE DATABASE [ReportServer$TESTTempDB] FROM  DISK = N'D:\MSSQL\MSSQL11.TEST\MSSQL\Backup\ReportServer$TESTTempDB.bak' WITH  FILE = 2,  NOUNLOAD,  REPLACE,  STATS = 5
ALTER DATABASE [ReportServer$TESTTempDB] SET MULTI_USER
GO

4.5 SSRS_BACKUP.bat (optional)


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET ItemPath="/SSRS_TEST"
 SET ReportServerURL=http://server/ReportServer_TEST
 SET BackupFolder="C:\temp\CI_JENKINS\Backups\SSRS"
 SET ScriptFolder="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSRS_BACKUP.rss"
 RS -i %ScriptFolder% -s %ReportServerURL% -v ItemPath="%ItemPath%" -v BackupFolder="%BackupFolder%"
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

4.6 SSRS_BACKUP.rss (optional)


Public Sub Main()
 
Try
 
rs.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials
 
Dim Items as CatalogItem()
 
Dim Item as CatalogItem
 
Dim ReportName As String
 
Items = rs.ListChildren(ItemPath, false)
 
Console.Writeline()
 
Console.Writeline("Reports Back Up Started.")
 
For Each Item in Items
 
ReportName = ItemPath + "/" + Item.Name
 
Dim reportDefinition As Byte() = Nothing
 
Dim rdlReport As New System.Xml.XmlDocument
reportDefinition = rs.GetReportDefinition(ReportName)
Dim Stream As New MemoryStream(reportDefinition)
 
Dim curDate as Date = Date.Now()
Dim strDate as String = curDate.ToString("dd-MM-yyyy")
 
Dim BackupFolderNew as String = BackupFolder+"\"+strDate+"\"+ItemPath
 
If(Not System.IO.Directory.Exists(BackupFolderNew )) Then
    System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(BackupFolderNew)
End If
 
rdlReport.Load(Stream)
rdlReport.Save(BackupFolderNew + "\" + Item.Name +".rdl")
 
Console.Writeline("Report " + Item.Name +".rdl Backed up Successfully")
 
Next
 
Console.Writeline("Reports Back Up Completed.")
 
Console.Writeline()
 
catch e As Exception
 
Console.Writeline(e.Message)
 
End Try
 
End Sub

5. Execute windows batch command – SSAS_BACKUP.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\SSAS_BACKUP.bat" %Environment%

5.1 SSAS_BACKUP.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET ASCMD="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSAS_ASCMD.exe"
 SET XMLA="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSAS_BACKUP.xmla"
 SET SERVER="server\test"
 %ASCMD% -S %SERVER% -i %XMLA%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

5.2 SSAS_BACKUP.xmla


<Backup xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/analysisservices/2003/engine">
  <Object>
    <DatabaseID>SSAS</DatabaseID>
  </Object>
  <File>SSAS.abf</File>
  <AllowOverwrite>true</AllowOverwrite>
</Backup>

5.3 SSAS_RESTORE.xmla (optional)


<Restore xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/analysisservices/2003/engine">
  <File>SSAS.abf</File>
  <DatabaseName>SSAS</DatabaseName>
  <AllowOverwrite>true</AllowOverwrite>
</Restore>

6. Execute windows batch command – INCLUDE_DB_STG.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\INCLUDE_DB_STG.bat" %INCLUDE_DB_STG%, %Environment%

6.1 INCLUDE_DB_STG.bat


IF [%1]==[true] (
 GOTO INCLUDED
)
IF [%1]==[false] (
 GOTO END
)

:INCLUDED
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_STG_DEPLOY.bat" %2
GOTO END

:END

6.2 DB_STG_DEPLOY.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET SqlPackage="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\DAC\bin\SqlPackage.exe"
 SET publish="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\DB_STG\DB_STG_server.publish.xml"
 SET dacpac="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\DB_STG\bin\Debug\DB_STG.dacpac"
 %SqlPackage% /pr:%publish% /sf:%dacpac% /a:Publish
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

7. Execute windows batch command – INCLUDE_DB_ODS.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\INCLUDE_DB_ODS.bat" %INCLUDE_DB_ODS%, %Environment%

7.1 INCLUDE_DB_ODS.bat


IF [%1]==[true] (
 GOTO INCLUDED
)
IF [%1]==[false] (
 GOTO END
)

:INCLUDED
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_ODS_DEPLOY.bat" %2
GOTO END

:END

7.2 DB_ODS_DEPLOY.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET SqlPackage="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\DAC\bin\SqlPackage.exe"
 SET publish="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\DB_ODS\DB_ODS_server.publish.xml"
 SET dacpac="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\DB_ODS\bin\Debug\DB_ODS.dacpac"
 %SqlPackage% /pr:%publish% /sf:%dacpac% /a:Publish
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

8. Execute windows batch command – INCLUDE_DB_DWH.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\INCLUDE_DB_DWH.bat" %INCLUDE_DB_DWH%, %Environment%

8.1 INCLUDE_DB_DWH.bat


IF [%1]==[true] (
 GOTO INCLUDED
)
IF [%1]==[false] (
 GOTO END
)

:INCLUDED
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_DWH_DEPLOY.bat" %2
GOTO END

:END

8.2 DB_DWH_DEPLOY.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET SqlPackage="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\DAC\bin\SqlPackage.exe"
 SET publish="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\DB_DWH\DB_DWH_server.publish.xml"
 SET dacpac="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\DB_DWH\bin\Debug\DB_DWH.dacpac"
 %SqlPackage% /pr:%publish% /sf:%dacpac% /a:Publish
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

9. Execute windows batch command – INCLUDE_DB_LOG.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\INCLUDE_DB_LOG.bat" %INCLUDE_DB_LOG%, %Environment%

9.1 INCLUDE_DB_LOG.bat


IF [%1]==[true] (
 GOTO INCLUDED
)
IF [%1]==[false] (
 GOTO END
)

:INCLUDED
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\DB_LOG_DEPLOY.bat" %2
GOTO END

:END

9.2 DB_LOG_DEPLOY.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET SqlPackage="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\DAC\bin\SqlPackage.exe"
 SET publish="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\DB_LOG\DB_LOG_server.publish.xml"
 SET dacpac="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\DB_LOG\bin\Debug\DB_LOG.dacpac"
 %SqlPackage% /pr:%publish% /sf:%dacpac% /a:Publish
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

10 Execute windows batch command – INCLUDE_SSIS_STG.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\INCLUDE_SSIS_STG.bat" %INCLUDE_SSIS_STG%, %Environment%

10.1 INCLUDE_SSIS_STG.bat


IF [%1]==[true] (
 GOTO INCLUDED
)
IF [%1]==[false] (
 GOTO END
)

:INCLUDED
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSIS_STG_DEPLOY.bat" %2
GOTO END

:END

10.2 SSIS_STG_DEPLOY.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET ISDeploymentWizard="ISDeploymentWizard.exe"
 SET ispac="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\SSIS_STG\bin\Development\SSIS_STG.ispac"
 SET server="server"
 SET SSIS="/SSISDB/TEST/SSIS_STG"
 %ISDeploymentWizard% /S /SP:%ispac% /DS:%server% /DP:%SSIS%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

11. Execute windows batch command – INCLUDE_SSIS_ODS.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\INCLUDE_SSIS_ODS.bat" %INCLUDE_SSIS_ODS%, %Environment%

11.1 INCLUDE_SSIS_ODS.bat


IF [%1]==[true] (
 GOTO INCLUDED
)
IF [%1]==[false] (
 GOTO END
)

:INCLUDED
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSIS_ODS_DEPLOY.bat" %2
GOTO END

:END

11.2 SSIS_ODS_DEPLOY.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET ISDeploymentWizard="ISDeploymentWizard.exe"
 SET ispac="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\SSIS_ODS\bin\Development\SSIS_ODS.ispac"
 SET server="server"
 SET SSIS="/SSISDB/TEST/SSIS_ODS"
 %ISDeploymentWizard% /S /SP:%ispac% /DS:%server% /DP:%SSIS%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

12. Execute windows batch command – INCLUDE_SSIS_DWH.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\INCLUDE_SSIS_DWH.bat" %INCLUDE_SSIS_DWH%, %Environment%

12.1 INCLUDE_SSIS_DWH.bat


IF [%1]==[true] (
 GOTO INCLUDED
)
IF [%1]==[false] (
 GOTO END
)

:INCLUDED
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSIS_DWH_DEPLOY.bat" %2
GOTO END

:END

12.2 SSIS_DWH_DEPLOY.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET ISDeploymentWizard="ISDeploymentWizard.exe"
 SET ispac="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\SSIS_DWH\bin\Development\SSIS_DWH.ispac"
 SET server="server"
 SET SSIS="/SSISDB/TEST/SSIS_DWH"
 %ISDeploymentWizard% /S /SP:%ispac% /DS:%server% /DP:%SSIS%
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

13. Execute windows batch command – INCLUDE_SSAS.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\INCLUDE_SSAS.bat" %INCLUDE_SSAS%, %Environment%

13.1 INCLUDE_SSAS.bat


IF [%1]==[true] (
 GOTO INCLUDED
)
IF [%1]==[false] (
 GOTO END
)

:INCLUDED
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSAS_DEPLOY.bat" %2
GOTO END

:END

13.2 SSAS_DEPLOY.bat


IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET Deployment="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Deployment.exe"
 SET asdatabase="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\SSAS\bin\SSAS.asdatabase"
 %Deployment% %asdatabase% /s
GOTO END

:TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
GOTO END

:END

14. Execute windows batch command – INCLUDE_SSRS.bat


"%WORKSPACE%\CI_JENKINS\INCLUDE_SSRS.bat" %INCLUDE_SSRS%, %Environment%

14.1 INCLUDE_SSRS.bat


IF [%1]==[true] (
 GOTO INCLUDED
)
IF [%1]==[false] (
 GOTO END
)

:INCLUDED
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSRS_DEPLOY.bat" %2
GOTO END

:END

14.2 SSRS_DEPLOY.bat


@echo off
::Script Variables
SET LOGFILE="C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSRS_TEST.log"
SET SCRIPTLOCATION=C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS



REM SET REPORTSERVER=http://server/ReportServer_TEST

IF [%1]==[DEV] (
 GOTO DEV
) 
IF [%1]==[TEST] (
 GOTO TEST
)
IF [%1]==[PROD] (
 GOTO PROD
) ELSE (
 GOTO UNKNOWN
)

:DEV
 SET REPORTSERVER=http://server/ReportServer_TEST
GOTO END

:TEST
 SET REPORTSERVER=http://server/ReportServer_TEST
GOTO END

:PROD
 SET REPORTSERVER=http://server/ReportServer_TEST
GOTO END

:UNKNOWN
 SET REPORTSERVER=http://server/ReportServer_TEST
GOTO END

:END



SET RS=rs.exe
SET TIMEOUT=60

::Clear Log file
IF EXIST %logfile% DEL %logfile%

::Write Log Header
ECHO Reporting Services Scripter Load Log >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO. >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO Starting Load at %DATE% %TIME% >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO SCRIPTLOCATION = %SCRIPTLOCATION% >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO REPORTSERVER   = %REPORTSERVER% >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO BACKUPLOCATION = %BACKUPLOCATION% >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO SCRIPTLEVEL    = SQL2008 >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO TIMEOUT        = %TIMEOUT% >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO RS             = %rs% >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO. >>%LOGFILE%

::Run Scripts

%rs% -i "%SCRIPTLOCATION%\SSRS_DEPLOY.rss" -s %REPORTSERVER% -l %TIMEOUT% -v REGIONFOLDER="" -v PARENTFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v RDLNAME="Report_TEST" -v DATASOURCE="" >>%LOGFILE% 2>&1
ECHO. >>%LOGFILE%

@echo off %rs% -i "%SCRIPTLOCATION%\SSRS_DEPLOY.rss" -s %REPORTSERVER% -l %TIMEOUT% -v REGIONFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v PARENTFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v RDLNAME="Report_TEST_1" -v DATASOURCE="" >>%LOGFILE% 2>&1
@echo off ECHO. >>%LOGFILE%

@echo off %rs% -i "%SCRIPTLOCATION%\SSRS_DEPLOY.rss" -s %REPORTSERVER% -l %TIMEOUT% -v REGIONFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v PARENTFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v RDLNAME="Report_TEST_2" -v DATASOURCE="" >>%LOGFILE% 2>&1
@echo off ECHO. >>%LOGFILE%

@echo off %rs% -i "%SCRIPTLOCATION%\SSRS_DEPLOY.rss" -s %REPORTSERVER% -l %TIMEOUT% -v REGIONFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v PARENTFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v RDLNAME="Report_TEST_3" -v DATASOURCE="" >>%LOGFILE% 2>&1
@echo off ECHO. >>%LOGFILE%

@echo off %rs% -i "%SCRIPTLOCATION%\SSRS_DEPLOY.rss" -s %REPORTSERVER% -l %TIMEOUT% -v REGIONFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v PARENTFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v RDLNAME="Report_TEST_4" -v DATASOURCE="" >>%LOGFILE% 2>&1
@echo off ECHO. >>%LOGFILE%

ECHO. >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO Finished Load at %DATE% %TIME% >>%LOGFILE%
ECHO. >>%LOGFILE%

14.3 SSRS_DEPLOY.rss


Public Sub Main()
	Dim pathToReport As String = "../workspace/SSRS_TEST/"

	Dim region As String = REGIONFOLDER 
	Dim folder As String = PARENTFOLDER
	Dim name As String = RDLNAME
	Dim data As String = DATASOURCE

	Dim parent As String = region + "/" + folder
	Dim location As String = pathToReport + name + ".rdl"

	Dim overwrite As Boolean = True
	Dim reportContents As Byte() = Nothing
	Dim warnings As Warning() = Nothing

	Dim fullpath As String = parent + "/" + name

	'Common CatalogItem properties
	Dim descprop As New [Property]
	descprop.Name = "Description"
	descprop.Value = ""
	Dim hiddenprop As New [Property]
	hiddenprop.Name = "Hidden"
	hiddenprop.Value = "False"

	Dim props(1) As [Property]
	props(0) = descprop
	props(1) = hiddenprop

	'console.writeline("region:   {0}", region)
	'console.writeline("folder:   {0}", folder)
	'console.writeline("name:     {0}", name)
	'console.writeline("parent=region/folder: {0}", parent)
	'console.writeline("location=name.rdl: {0}", location)
	'console.writeline("fullpath=parent/folder/name: {0}", fullpath)

	'Read RDL definition from disk
	Try
		Dim stream As FileStream = File.OpenRead(location)
		reportContents = New [Byte](stream.Length-1) {}
		stream.Read(reportContents, 0, CInt(stream.Length))
		stream.Close()

		warnings = RS.CreateReport(name, parent, overwrite, reportContents, props)

		If Not (warnings Is Nothing) Then
			Dim warning As Warning
			For Each warning In warnings
				Console.WriteLine(Warning.Message)
			Next warning
		Else
			Console.WriteLine("Report: {0} published successfully with no warnings", name)
		End If

		'Set report DataSource references
		''Dim dataSources(0) As DataSource

		''Dim dsr0 As New DataSourceReference
		''dsr0.Reference = region + "/Data Sources/MyDataSource"
		''Dim ds0 As New DataSource
		''ds0.Item = CType(dsr0, DataSourceDefinitionOrReference)
		''ds0.Name = data 
		''dataSources(0) = ds0

		''RS.SetItemDataSources(fullpath, dataSources)

		''Console.Writeline("Report DataSources set successfully")
        ''Console.WriteLine("Report: {0} published successfully", name)

	Catch e As IOException
		Console.WriteLine(e.Message)
	Catch e As SoapException
		Console.WriteLine("Error : " + e.Detail.Item("ErrorCode").InnerText + " (" + e.Detail.Item("Message").InnerText + ")")
		Console.WriteLine("Report: {0} published with error", name)
	End Try
End Sub

14.4 SSRS_TEST.log (output log)


Reporting Services Scripter Load Log 
 
Starting Load at st 22. 05. 2013 10:40:36,81 
SCRIPTLOCATION = C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS 
REPORTSERVER   = http://server/ReportServer_TEST 
BACKUPLOCATION =  
SCRIPTLEVEL    = SQL2008 
TIMEOUT        = 60 
RS             = rs.exe 
 
Report: Report_TEST published successfully with no warnings
The command completed successfully
 
off rs.exe -i "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSRS_DEPLOY.rss" -s http://server/ReportServer_TEST -l 60 -v REGIONFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v PARENTFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v RDLNAME="Report_TEST_1" -v DATASOURCE="" 
off ECHO. 
off rs.exe -i "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSRS_DEPLOY.rss" -s http://server/ReportServer_TEST -l 60 -v REGIONFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v PARENTFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v RDLNAME="Report_TEST_2" -v DATASOURCE="" 
off ECHO. 
off rs.exe -i "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSRS_DEPLOY.rss" -s http://server/ReportServer_TEST -l 60 -v REGIONFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v PARENTFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v RDLNAME="Report_TEST_3" -v DATASOURCE="" 
off ECHO. 
off rs.exe -i "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\jobs\DWH_BI\workspace\CI_JENKINS\SSRS_DEPLOY.rss" -s http://server/ReportServer_TEST -l 60 -v REGIONFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v PARENTFOLDER="SSRS_TEST" -v RDLNAME="Report_TEST_4" -v DATASOURCE="" 
off ECHO. 
 
Finished Load at st 22. 05. 2013 10:40:53,28 


Recommendations:
  • Offline Development: it allows developers independent development, debugging own code and database structures and consequently commit already functional code to online database project repository
  • Units (granularity – smaller units are better) for Development:
  • DB (table, view, stored procedure, function etc.)
  • SSIS (package etc.)
  • SSAS (cube, dimension etc.)
  • SSRS (data sets, report etc.)
  • MSBuild.exe: only database projects
  • devenv.exe: database (after installing SSDT) and business intelligence projects
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