Optimizing DAX Workshop

Mastering DAX + Optimizing DAX

Seattle, WA, US

DAX is the native language of Power Pivot for Excel, Power BI Desktop and SSAS Tabular models in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. This course is aimed at BI professionals, Power BI and Excel users who already know the DAX language and want to learn how to optimize DAX formulas and models for improving performance.

This two-day workshop is a complete course about optimizing queries and measures in the DAX language.

The goal of the course is to enable you to find bottlenecks in DAX calculations using tools such as Profiler and DAX Studio, providing the knowledge to improve the performance by using different DAX formulas or by changing the data model, when required. All the attendees will receive a copy of the book The Definitive Guide to DAX.

The course includes hands-on labs: you will make practice using your own notebook.

Mastering DAX

The goal of this three-day workshop is to teach all the features of the DAX language, providing the knowledge to write formulas for common and advanced business scenarios. All the attendees will receive a copy of the book The Definitive Guide to DAX.

The course includes hands-on labs: you will make practice using your own notebook.


Optimizing DAX

This two-day workshop is a complete course about optimizing queries and measures in the DAX language.

The goal of the course is to enable you to find bottlenecks in DAX calculations using tools such as Profiler and DAX Studio, providing the knowledge to improve the performance by using different DAX formulas or by changing the data model, when required. All the attendees will receive a copy of the book The Definitive Guide to DAX.

The course includes hands-on labs: you will make practice using your own notebook.


Topics

  • VertiPaq in-memory engine internals
  • Understanding Formula & Storage Engines
  • Measuring performance
  • Reading Profiler's traces
  • Reading query plans with DAX Studio
  • DAX optimizations techniques
  • Optimizing data models and relationships usage
  • Optimizing large models
Optimizing DAX Outline (PDF)
  • DAX Basics
  • Table Functions
  • Evaluation Contexts
  • Filter and Row Context
  • CALCULATE
  • Evaluation Contexts and Relationships
  • Time Intelligence Calculations
  • DAX as a Query Language
  • Statistical Functions
  • Advanced Table Functions
  • Advanced Evaluation Context DAX
  • Understanding Cross filters
  • Internal Materialization
  • Calculations over Hierarchies
  • Parent/Child Hierarchies
  • Advanced Time Intelligence in DAX
  • Advanced Relationship Handling
  • Physical Relationships
  • Virtual Relationships
  • Examples of Complex Relationships
  • VertiPaq in-memory engine internals
  • Understanding Formula & Storage Engines
  • Measuring performance
  • Reading Profiler's traces
  • Reading query plans with DAX Studio
  • DAX optimizations techniques
  • Optimizing data models and relationships usage
  • Optimizing large models
Mastering DAX Outline (PDF)
Optimizing DAX Outline (PDF)

Prerequisites

Attendees need a good knowledge of the DAX Language, and a previous experience using either Power Pivot for Excel, or Power BI Desktop, or Analysis Services Tabular. You may acquire this knowledge by participating to the Mastering DAX Workshop, or having an equivalent real-world experience. Use the self-assessment test to check your DAX expertise.

Use the self-assessment test to check your expertise.

Location

Computer Classrooms - One North Bldg., Suite 118

10604 Northeast 38th Place - 98033 Kirkland
Seattle, WA, US
Yarrow Bay Office Park Quad One North Bldg., Suite 118
Hotels at walking distance or with shuttle service.
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