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SSAS Tabular and Self Service BI the DynamDAX Duo

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Presentation I gave in January to the Microsoft Business Intelligence Group of South Florida (MSBISF).

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SSAS Tabular and Self Service BI the DynamDAX Duo

  1. 1. SSAS Tabular and Self Service BI - The DynamDAX Duo January 9, 2013
  2. 2. My Contact InformationAnthony Sammartino MCITP(BI), PMP®Vice PresidentTekPartners Business Intelligence Solutions(954) 282-1798asammartino@tekpartners.comTwitter: @SQLAntLinkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/apsammartinoBlog: www.sqlant.meWeb: www.tekpartnersbi.com
  3. 3. About Me• Started working with SQL Server 7.0 in 1999• 14 Data Warehouse / BI Projects in 13 Years• 11 Years SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008(R2), 2012• Live in South Florida with my wife and two daughters• Fan of Miami and Philadelphia Sports teams, all things technology• Solutions Architect, Project Manager, Technical Lead MCP(SQL Server), MCTS(BI), MCITP(BI), PMP®
  4. 4. Session Overview1. Self Service Business Intelligence2. Microsoft BI Semantic Model3. SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular4. Takeaway Points5. Questions
  5. 5. Self Service Business IntelligenceToolset:ExcelPowerPivotPower View • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Tabular (Multidimensional Coming )Tableau • Don’t need SSAS • If SSAS is already present Tableau shines with Multidimensional & TabularOthers (Cognos Analysis Studio, etc.)
  6. 6. Microsoft BI Semantic Model
  7. 7. SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Tabular Demo Time!
  8. 8. Takeaway Points• PowerPivot, Power View via SSAS Tabular use xVelocity• xVelocity is the new storage engine; it uses DAX• Learn DAX• It is not easy, but is easier than MDX• Do not take existing MD cubes with reports and move to Tabular• New cube from scratch use Tabular, easier• Ensure that the database can fit in memory if using Tabular.
  9. 9. Questions & AnswersThank you for your time today and hope you found this educationalAnthony Sammartino MCITP(BI), PMP®Vice PresidentTekPartners Business Intelligence Solutions(954) 282-1798asammartino@tekpartners.comTwitter: @SQLAntLinkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/apsammartinoBlog: www.sqlant.meWeb: www.tekpartnersbi.com

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