We write articles and white papers on Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies on a regular basis. The list below showcases all our content sorted chronologically - you can filter through the content by post type, topic, and author.
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Memory Settings in Tabular Instances of Analysis Services

Memory settings in Analysis Services might be an important tuning of a correct setup, both for production and developer machines. Analysis Services 2012 can be installed in different ways and the new Tabular instance has new memory settings that are…  Read more

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Optimizing High Cardinality Columns in VertiPaq

VertiPaq is the internal column-based database engine used by PowerPivot and BISM Tabular models. High cardinality columns might be the more expensive parts of a table. If you cannot remove a high cardinality column from a table, by using the…  Read more

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Budget and Other Data at Different Granularities in PowerPivot

PowerPivot and BISM Tabular handle relationships between tables by using a single column that requires to be a unique column in the lookup table. In this article you will see how to handle relationships between tables that have different granularities,…  Read more

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From SQL to DAX: String Comparison

In DAX string comparison requires you more attention than in SQL, for several reasons: DAX doesn’t offer the same set of features you have in SQL, a few text comparison functions in DAX are only case-sensitive and others only case-insensitive,…  Read more

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From SQL to DAX: Projection

Using DAX as a query language you will lack a fundamental feature like projection. In fact, DAX allows you add columns to an existing table, but you cannot simply remove some column from a table. In order to do that,…  Read more

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Ratio Over Subtotals with Normalized Tables in DAX

Calculating a ratio in DAX is relatively simple in case the underlying data model is a star schema, but you have to consider additional complexities whenever you have a more normalized model, even just a snowflake schema. In this article,…  Read more

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Videos available from SQLBits

We presented a few session at SQLBits and the video of these sessions are available. This is the list of sessions available from SQLBits 8 and SQLBits 9 – just click the link on the title and jump to the…  Read more