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August 07, 2015 13:59 ET

Pyramid Analytics Becomes PASS Global Alliance Partner to Spotlight Customers' Investments in Microsoft BI Stack

Pyramid Analytics, the Best-in-Class BI Platform for Microsoft SQL Server and PASS Global Alliance Partner, Shares Industry Insights on Microsoft SQL Server Community and Business Intelligence

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2015) - Pyramid Analytics, the next-generation business intelligence (BI) platform for the enterprise, today announced that it has joined the PASS Global Alliance Program (PASS GAP) and in that capacity will participate as a Silver Sponsor at PASS Summit 2015, the world's largest, highest rated conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals, on October 27-30 in Seattle, Washington. This partnership comes on the heels of Pyramid Analytics' notable strategic agreement with Microsoft, collaborating on integrated technology and go-to-market (GTM) for the Microsoft Power BI Desktop. PASS is delighted to welcome Pyramid Analytics to the PASS GAP and the PASS Summit community.

In anticipation of PASS Summit 2015, Alberto Sutton, Vice President of Marketing at Pyramid Analytics, discussed industry topics of importance to the SQL Server community with James Rowland-Jones, Director of Special Projects with PASS.

James Rowland-Jones: Why join the PASS GAP?

Alberto Sutton: Pyramid Analytics is committed to help enterprise organizations invested in the Microsoft data stack. It's of great importance that we help them protect and grow that investment in sophisticated models on SQL Server and SSAS. Pyramid is already a BI certified Gold Partner of Microsoft and a long-time sponsor of PASS SQLSaturday. Now, becoming a PASS GAP member extends our commitment to SQL Server professionals and to our mutual customers with Microsoft.

Rowland-Jones: What does this partnership mean for your customers and the PASS community?

Sutton: It's a foundational goal at Pyramid that we support the customer who has built their company on the Microsoft BI stack and sophisticated data models. To attain that goal, we acknowledge and prioritize three key relationships: First, with the SQL Server community members who are some of our most avid users; second, with our mutual Microsoft customers and channel, so that we can endure as the best-in-class analytics platform on top of SQL Server and SSAS; and third, with Microsoft, with whom we partner closely to deliver innovative, enterprise-level BI technology and pivotal GTM strategy. Becoming a PASS GAP partner reinforces the goal of supporting these valued relationships. It is a perfect fit for us to help sponsor education, training, and professional network opportunities beyond SQLSaturday, to which we have a long-standing commitment.

Rowland-Jones: What is your opinion of the impact of PASS on the SQL Server community?

Sutton: The SQL Server community is a vibrant group of passionate professionals that share the same interests and face similar complexities in their day-to-day work. PASS provides the avenues for these professionals to come together, share resources, receive training, and advance their technical knowledge and skillset. We are more than pleased to be able to support PASS' efforts here. Pyramid Analytics recognizes the influence of this community and the growth it has experienced under the successful stewardship of PASS.

Rowland-Jones: What interesting or innovative trends in data management or BI are you witnessing?

Sutton: BI is evolving from its origin as a highly rigid, peer-controlled technology that was expensive to build, lacked flexibility for users who need agile and prompt access to information, and ultimately did not satisfy the needs of the business user. The second wave of BI solutions delivered data discovery solutions, but the available tools lacked enterprise-grade security and scalability. Today, organizations want to increase their adoption of BI. To increase its adoption and to quickly scale it, organizations need BI with agility and governance combined. They require a turnkey, self-serve solution that is easy to scale and that makes it easy to leverage their investments in data technology. Members of the SQL Server community tracking these key features in a BI solution will find that Pyramid Analytics stands out. Pyramid's collaboration with Microsoft makes us the natural go-to partner for SQL Server users.

On behalf of the PASS community, PASS thanks Pyramid Analytics for its continued support and encourages PASS Summit 2015 attendees to take advantage of the available learning opportunities from PASS partners at the event in October.

What is PASS Summit?
Whether you're a data novice or a SQL Server pro, PASS Summit is the place to find top-notch training, technical tips and tricks, and connections to take your skills to the next level. Organized by and for SQL Server and BI users, PASS Summit delivers the most technical content and greatest number of attendees, the best networking, and the highest rated sessions and speakers of any SQL Server event.

Register here for PASS Summit 2015, October 27-30, Seattle, WA

About PASS
PASS is an independent, not-for-profit organization run by and for the community. With a growing membership of more than 100K, PASS supports data professionals throughout the world who use the Microsoft data platform. PASS strives to fulfill its mission by:

  • Facilitating member networking and the exchange of information through our local and virtual chapters, online events, local and regional events, and international conferences
  • Delivering high-quality, timely, technical content for in-depth learning and professional development

PASS was co-founded by CA Technologies and Microsoft Corporation in 1999 to promote and educate SQL Server users around the world. Since its founding, PASS has expanded globally and diversified its membership to embrace professionals using any Microsoft data technology.

To learn more, visit sqlpass.org and become a PASS member. Follow PASS on Twitter at @sqlpass. 

About Pyramid Analytics
Pyramid Analytics gives professionals what they need to analyze, monitor, and report data, so they gain prompt and undisputed insight about their business. Hundreds of thousands of users, in large public and private enterprises, rely on Pyramid Analytics to make and communicate sound decisions, convincingly. The company's flagship suite, BI Office, is a turnkey, enterprise analytics platform, with fast-performing integrated functionality that makes it easy to self-serve and share trusted BI content. BI Office enables rapid connectivity of new data sources, on-the-fly data preparation, and interactive visualizations, through an intuitive and familiar interface. Pyramid Analytics combines the simplicity and agility that business and IT users want, with the enterprise-class security and governance that organizations need. Pyramid Analytics' clients successfully expand the reach of BI value and scale user adoption via governed collaboration and sharing of dashboards, reports, and advanced analytics -- across departmental and company boundaries, to all types of user, on any device. Pyramid Analytics' talented teams are based in operational centers across the U.S., U.K., and EMEA.

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