Game changing – see how Power BI models become Azure Analysis Services models

Businesses are increasingly embracing an empowered regime when it comes to data analytics and business intelligence. Subject matter experts inside business units are increasingly at the forefront of the creation of data models on which reports and dashboards rely. Various technologies (such as Tableau, Qlik and Power BI), now facilitate user-access to a wide variety…

We test drive Azure Analysis Services – the good, and the not so good.

In the modern world of Advanced Analytics, Semantic Models rather than data warehouses will increasingly play the core role in corporate data landscapes – they are places where data is blended into models that business users can understand, they provide single sources of truth, they can increasingly embrace data from anywhere, they serve as centralised repositories…

Old faithful is renewed – welcome to Cubes as a Service

Analysis Services (as a) Service For BI professionals, the main component used to provide a rich business-friendly enterprise information layer to non-technical users at scale was SQL Server Analysis Services (Power BI models achieves the same, but is limited by scale). One major downside of Analysis Services was its requirement to be on premise (with…