A database is an effective method to store and use data for large businesses, but its structure is very different from anything else. We will install a sample database and use its data throughout the rest of the book. If you are well aware of a database or do not plan on using a database at all, then this section is optional.
Before importing data from the database, we need to install the database client and the sample data itself. Then, we will import large amount of data from a database into PowerPivot. Please ensure that you have administrative rights to install on your computer.