I am shocked that I would be a victim of marketting (Who Me (??)) but it looks like I might have been on Microsoft’s new Gemini product.
After my “epistle” on the exciting prospects of the Gemini being promoted by Microsoft (Google/Bing “Gemini and Microsoft” and see what you find) I have only been able to confirm that Gemini provides the ability to assemble large data sets from multiple data sources, relate them as any Relational report generator can, and use the results as the source for an Excel Pivot Table.
I have TRIED to get some answers on how this amounts to “BI” or even “OLAP” as many of the documents out there refer to Gemini. Either they need to do a better job of explaining to people like me WHY this is BI or I am going to conclude that this is simply an MS Query replacement.
Until further notice I retract my excitement about the Gemini product.
p.s. Special thanx to Sam for saying this against my earlier Gemini Love-Fest:
Play with the tool and if you find something that the tool can do that Excel already cant… the that would be interesting…I am still searching…