SSAS Tabular as Analytical Engine


This article describes pros and cons of using SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular as the analytical engine in a service or application, based on the experience of companies who have adopted it.


DateTool dimension: an alternative Time Intelligence implementation

Year-To-Date and Difference-Over-Previos-Year (or Year-Over-Year Growth) are among the most required features of any user. Some OLAP client (like ProClarity) offers features that try to solve this problem client-side, but I don’t like this approach given that you might have a server-side feature doing that (so you don’t discriminate Excel