Microsoft is claiming that xVelocity technology will be available across SQL Server database engine, PowerPivot AND Analysis Services... This technology works great for the first two, however, I couldn't find anything on column store for the Analysis Services.... This would be a huge new improvement for SSAS...
Microsoft is re-branding its Vertipaq in-memory engine that is currently used in PowerPivot and naming it xVelocity. That's hardly worth a blog entry per se.. Howerver, and this is big, xVelocity now is added to both Analysis Services AND Database engines... Supposedly, this technology incrases preformance of the existing relational queries by 10-100... I will … Continue reading xVelocity
Not sure if anybody is using Microsoft Virtual Academy.. if you are not - you should... What's the compelling event? Well, 7 freshly minted modules have just been posted for our perusal: Developing and Managing a BI Semantic Model Configuring and Securing Complex BI Applications in SharePoint Enriching your BI Semantic Models with Data Analysis … Continue reading Breakthrough Insights using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – Analysis Services
Microsoft has posted 16 virtual labs online. The labs cover three major areas: Business Intelligence Mission Critical Operations Database Management Those of us who are trying to jump start Self Service BI in our organizations should checkout the following three: Creating a PowerPivot Model and Report in the Excel Client Defining DAX Calculations with Microsoft … Continue reading Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs
EDIT: I recorded a detailed video on how to work with Parent Child hierarchies in Power BI: https://businessintelligist.com/?p=2603 Kasper de Jonge posted a great article about building PowerPivot hierarchies against dimension tables that implement parent/child relatioship... Basically, a new PATH() DAX function is used to build a string that contains a path from the leaf … Continue reading Parent Child in PowerPivot
Welcome to my site... starting out with an obligatory Hello World!... I decided to name this site AQTInsight.. or phonetically, acute insight... or a cute insight... all of these work... and I also came up with a logo