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Veeam V10 Data Re-use: Part 3 - Business Intelligence

Veeam V10 Data Re-use (Business Intelligence) So, this is a Continuation of Blog post PART 2 of Data Re-use blog series, Part two here addressed Security Analysis with Veeam Re-Use API.
Business intelligence 
What is Business intelligence?
As Per Wikipedia:
According to Forrester Research, business intelligence is "a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information used to enable more effective strategic, tactical, and operational insights and decision-making."

Veeam V10 Data Re-use: Part 2 - Security Analysis

Veeam V10 Data Re-use (Security Analysis) So, this is a Continuation of Blog post PART 1 of Data Re-use blog series, Part one Here addressed Data Classification with Veeam Re-Use API.
Security Analysis
I Don’t need to stress the importance of security in infrastructure and its utmost importance in securing backup data. Backup data has been a key target for hackers and ransomware syndicates in because of this we must ensure that our backups are secure and hold no vulnerabilities. Most cases Only backup infrastructure is hardened and what is overlooked is data contained within backup aka the backup data.

Veeam V10 Data Re-use: Part 1- Data Classification

Veeam V10 Data Re-use (Data Classification) So, with all this time in lockdown I’m testing use cases for the Veeam Data Re-use API. From the Graphic above you can see the general use topics of the Feature, so I decided to test use cases for each. There are 4 posts to this series, this post will focus on Data classification.
Data Classification 

Using Veeam As a DataSet for PowerBI

Veeam with Microsoft PowerBI Creating a backup Statistics & analytics Dashboard with PowerBI
With some time at home during lock down I decided to play round with PowerBi & learn. The easiest start for me was to plug this into a SQL database, looking around for a Data Set I thought what not easier than use the Veeam Config Database in my lab as its already holding rich data that I could transform into a Dashboard. I also have an deep knowledge into backup and can understand how & why to transform the Data Set.
This was my first Time using PowerBi so bear with me ..
First, I downloaded and installed PowerBI Desktop to my Veeam Backup Server (seemed easiest as data set was local to the Tool)