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  • 1. VISUALISING THE TABULAR MODELIn PowerView
  • 2. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, someone decided to make Jen a SQL Server MVP when she proved that you don’t need a social life if you have data. Despite being a little short to be a Stormtrooper, she uses the Force as a knowledge and defence against the Phantom Menace - Pie Charts, believing they lead to the Dark Side. This is her story. © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • 3. AGENDA• What is the Tabular Model?• What is Power View?• Tabular Model and Power View together
  • 4. What is the Tabular Model? © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • 5. WHAT IS THE TABULAR MODEL?• What?• When?• Why?• Who?• How?
  • 6. OBJECTIVES Third-party Reporting SharePoint Power Excel PowerPivot applications Services Insights View Databases LOB Applications Files OData Feeds Cloud Services
  • 7. OBJECTIVES Third-party Reporting SharePoint Power Excel PowerPivot applications Services Insights View Databases LOB Applications Files OData Feeds Cloud Services
  • 8. TABULAR MODEL• Part of the BISM vision• xVelocity in-memory engine• Compression ratio of tables• Based on the relational data model • Familiarity • Easier to learn and use 8
  • 9. NEW BI SEMANTIC MODEL FEATURES• Richer Models • KPIs • Descriptions • Persisted formatting • Advanced sorting • Distinct count • Drillthrough • Perspectives • Hierarchies • Multiple relationships
  • 10. TABULAR FEATURES• New Tabular Projects in BIDS • DirectQuery • Security • Deployment • Data management: Partitioning• Management of Tabular Databases in SSMS
  • 11. TABULAR MODEL• DAX formula language• When compared with OLAP • Faster due to in-memory engine • Easier to learn and use 11
  • 12. SOME EXAMPLE DATA MARKETS• Windows Azure Data Market• DataMarket.com• Factual.com• InfoChimps• The Guardian Data Store• London Data Store
  • 13. Power View with DAX Addition and Ratios Subtraction Power View with DAX Standard Time Inventory Text Define Your Rank Deviation &Intelligence Calculations Functions Own Context Variance presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • 14. What is Power View? © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • 15. REPORTING AND THE RED QUEEN 15
  • 16. REPORTING AND THE RED QUEEN 16
  • 17. WHY NOT JUST TABLES?Zimbabwean inflation rates (official) since independenceDate Rate Date Rate Date Rate Date Rate Date Rate Date Rate1980 7% 1981 14% 1982 15% 1983 19% 1984 10% 1985 10%1986 15% 1987 10% 1988 8% 1989 14% 1990 17% 1991 48%1992 40% 1993 20% 1994 25% 1995 28% 1996 16% 1997 20%1998 48% 1999 56.9% 2000 55.22% 2001 112.1% 2002 198.93% 2003 598.75% 231,150,8882004 132.75% 2005 585.84% 2006 1,281.11% 2007 66,212.3% 2008 .87% (July) 17
  • 18. THINKING WITH YOUR EYES 18
  • 19. CHARTJUNK EXAMPLE 19
  • 20. WHAT IS POWER VIEW Power View is an interactive data exploration and visual presentation experience.
  • 21. ARCHITECTURE SharePoint Farm SQL Server BIDS Web Front End App Server BISM Model SSRS Addin RS Sharedwer View via Browser for Service SharePoint AS PowerPivot Server PowerPivot System Service Web Service Analysis Services SP IntegratedExcel PowerPivot Model Data sources
  • 22. Tabular Model and Power View - Together © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.
  • 23. TABULAR MODEL AND POWER VIEW TOGETHER• Business Question - setting context, what is the end user impression?• Change Visualisations on the fly • Line Chart to a Scatter chart• Go from SUM to Average• Sorting to assist comparison 23
  • 24. TABULAR MODEL AND POWER VIEW TOGETHER• Random sample of data• Table with default columns• Year – Sigma Sign• Refresh • Refresh in PowerView - only refreshes the data • Refresh in the browser - refreshes the metadata 24
  • 25. TABULAR MODEL AND POWER VIEW TOGETHER• How does Power View know how to get the metadata?• We have a new discover command that is executed.• You can run a trace against the tabular model. This will show you the DAX that is being created on the fly. 25
  • 26. TABULAR MODEL AND POWER VIEW TOGETHER• Summary• Focus always on the user• Make things as easy for them, as possible• Power View – the user does not have responsibility, and therefore does not have power 26
  • 27. jenstirrup@jenstirrup.com www.jenstirrup.comJen Stirrup @jenstirrup