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I recently was working with a customer implementing a data warehouse and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). The customer was very familiar with Microsoft Power BI and had previously went to a conference to learn more about it. The customer was telling me that during the lecture he was in, the speakers talked about how Power BI was more than sufficient on its own and there was no use for Analysis Services. They asked me why the instructors would advise against using Analysis services, especially after seeing firsthand how it had made their life easier. After a discussion on when and when not to use Analysis Services, I thought I would write a blog post to elaborate on it.
"The key to professional success is not just technical mastery of one's discipline (which is, of course, essential), but also the ability to work with clients in a way as to earn their trust and gain their confidence."
In the business world, whether you are a small company or a thriving enterprise, data holds the keys to success. It does not matter if your company sells the best product in your market or if your firm offers the best services available, without data to track things such as sales, costs, opportunities, and other performance factors, you are losing valuable insights and possibly a competitive edge.
Did you ever take a class in college and not engage or learn anything? Have you ever gone to church and left without remembering anything you heard? Have you ever been to the beach and not got into the water? I can say yes to all three of these, and I am sure you could name a few for yourself as well.
Recently I was working on a project where I was building a Tabular cube that needed to have information in it that was in an already existing cube. My first thought was to just build the new cube and then add the already existing fact table into my new cube. It seems like an easy enough solution, but is it really the way to go?
Taking a look at Azure Application Gateway Architecture