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Choose the Right Hardware for Analysis Services Tabular

Choosing the right hardware is critical for a solution based on Analysis Services Tabular. Spending more does not always mean having a better machine. This short article describes how to choose the right server and, as you will see, the perfect Tabular server is not expensive.


Heap Memory Settings for Analysis Services Tabular 2012 / 2014

The default memory settings for Analysis Services Tabular might be less than optimal. This article describes why this might happen, and guides you choosing the right configuration.


Understanding Distinct Count in DAX Query Plans


Distinct Count calculations in DAX are very fast compared to other engines. But when you have a large number of values, performance might be different depending on the query you write. This paper investigates different techniques that produce the same result with different performance, showing that you need to make


Understanding DAX Query Plans


Understanding DAX query plans is a long process. This paper explains how to capture and read a DAX query plan, helping you to find possible optimizations of your DAX queries.


VertiPaq vs ColumnStore Comparison


SQL 2012 gives you two different xVelocity engines, with different capabilities and different scenarios of implementation, the paper will help you choose the right one or, at least, raise your curiosity about performing more tests on your specific scenario.