I and Alberto Ferrari will moderate the following Birds of a Feather session at TechEd North America 2013:

TITLE: How Far Can You Push Tabular?
SPEAKER: A. Ferrari; M. Russo
TIMESLOT: June 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm
ROOM: 263

Abstract: Tabular is the new engine in SQL Server Analysis Services. It is an in-memory columnar database capable of unprecedented performance but… how far can we go with an in-memory database? Will you be able to load your data warehouse in-memory to obtain the best performance? What should you care about when building the DWH? What does “fast” mean? What about real-time data? Can you query many billions rows really fast? In this BOF we will show some theory and share some of our experience, but we will welcome your questions and experience, to build a round-table of experts in order to speak about this fascinating topic.

I really look forward to this event – I and Alberto have some experience using Tabular in many different scenarios, but every time we meet new people at conferences we discover that there are new challenges ahead. This session will be the place to discuss together where are the limits today. Much far than many people realize, in my opinion!