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*DataPoint* Happy #BIML Release Day

Today is a special day and Andy is excited.  It’s Christmas in July. It’s BIML Release Day!

BimlExpress is a free extension for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) that snaps right into Visual Studio. BimlExpress now includes a Preview Pane, previously only available in Mist.

Mist has been re-branded BimlStudio 2017 and sports lots of new features!

Varigence debuts BimlFlex – a commercial Biml framework that greatly accelerates Data Warehouse development. From the product page:

“BimlFlex is a collection of templates, metadata definitions, and tooling that enables you to build
an end-to-end data solution without ever writing a single line of code. “

Why are you reading about this at Data Driven? Because data wrangling is still the largest part of the data science job. Automation, such as that offered by Biml, is the key to shortening the data integration cycle.


About the author, Frank

Frank La Vigne is a software engineer and UX geek who saw the light about Data Science at an internal Microsoft Data Science Summit in 2016. Now, he wants to share his passion for the Data Arts with the world.

He blogs regularly at and has a YouTube channel called Frank's World TV. (www.FranksWorld.TV). Frank has extensive experience in web and application development. He is also an expert in mobile and tablet engineering. You can find him on Twitter at @tableteer.