Modern Data Platform Map and Video

Last update: Dec 4, 2018

Modern Data Platform Map represents reference organizational layout of most important data pillars and services and corresponding groups of specialists in enterprises.

In the following video I make a quick overview of Microsoft Data Platform. I will provide more details in subsequent posts and videos. Please post your questions, suggestions and feedback below.

You may also check for details following data pillars and products:

Analysis of population, GDP, HIV deaths, and number of mobile phones in Africa

In this video Marc Reguera walks you through some stunning visualizations that depict important information about progress in Africa by examining a number of factors from each nation, such as population, GDP, HIV deaths, and number of mobile phones. He interacts with these visualization by simply touching the screen of the stunning piece of hardware that is PPI by Microsoft.  Watch on as Marc shows you how to get from data to powerful business insights and impact in just a few clicks using Power View.

Source: Microsoft BI Channel on

Microsoft Business Intelligence Solutions Builder

In the case your organization need to plan for BI deployment or upgrade, you may use the BI Solutions Builder tool at This tool allows you to understand which products to need in attrition to existing products in the organization to get a desired BI solution.

To use this service you need to enter some basic information about your company or organization.

On the first step you should select products which you already purchased (for example on the screenshot below there are SharePoint 2010 Enterprise and Office 2007 Professional without Enterprise Agreement).

BI Solutions Builder. First step – Choose Products. Source:

On the second step you should choose desired capabilities from the list: Predictive Analytics, In-Memory BI, Self-Service BI – End User Analysis, Self-Service BI – Governance and Control, Geospatial Data Visualization, Big Data Analytics, Dashboards and Scorecards, eDiscovery Capability, Collaboration, Cloud-Based Reporting Services, Cloud-Based Data Synchronization, Hadoop Integration, Cloud Storage, Data Warehousing, Analysis Services – OLAP, Power View Visualization, Data Driven Diagrams, Modeling and BI Development, Operational Reporting, Mobile BI.

BI Solutions Builder. Second step – Choose Capabilities. Source:

On the third step you will get a report with products currently owned, preferred capabilities, upgrade paths with products and capabilities gained, resources related to preferred BI capabilities, information on Microsoft appliances and resources specific to your industry, use cases, and BI tools.

BI Solutions Builder. Third step – View Report. Source: