SQL 2014 Data Tools for BI

Previously known as Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) or SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), the new SQL Server Data Tools for BI (SSDT BI) is used in SQL Server 2014 to create

  1. SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) models
  2. SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports
  3. SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages

Initially released SSDT BI is based on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and supports SSAS and SSRS for SQL Server 2014. However, SSIS projects are limited to SQL Server 2014.

SQL Server Setup doesn't install SSDT BI. However, you can this download package from the Microsoft Download Center.

Supported Operating System

Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 R2
•Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
•Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
•Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
•Windows Server 2012 (x64)

•Supported SQL Server versions - SQL Server 2014 CTP2 only

•Supported architectures:
•32-bit (x86)
•64-bit (x64)

•Hardware requirements:
•1.6 GHz or faster processor
•1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
•10 GB (NTFS) of available hard disk space
•5400 RPM hard drive
•DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

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