With Azure Analysis Services you can scale your Power BI reports up to tens and hundreds of gigabytes of data. It is very fast in-memory database and analytical progressing engine with all the benefits of cloud scaling and security.


In this episode I give you introduction to what Azure Analysis Services is and how can it scale your reporting solutions.


In a short demo I will show you

  • What is Analysis Services and how it works?
  • What is Azure Analysis Services?
  • What is common data model and how it solves your BI reporting development challenges?
  • How to provision Analysis Services?
  • Quick demo of building models with Visual Studio
  • Quick demo of loading data to Power BI vs Analysis Services
  • Deploying Analysis Services models
  • Attaching Power BI reports to Analysis Services
  • Implementing enterprise deployment with BISM normalizer


Next steps for you after watching the video

  1. Azure Analysis Services documentation
  2. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/analysis-services/analysis-services-overview?WT.mc_id=AZ-MVP-5003556
  3. Getting Started with Azure Analysis Services Hands on Labs
  4. https://www.microsoft.com/handsonlabs/selfpacedlabs/details/SQ00164
  5. More on common data model and its benefits
  6. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/common-data-model/?WT.mc_id=AZ-MVP-5003556

Adam Marczak

Programmer, architect, trainer, blogger, evangelist are just a few of many titles. What I really am, is a passionate technology enthusiast. I take great pleasure in learning new technologies and finding ways in which it can aid people every day. My latest passion is running an Azure 4 Everyone YouTube channel, where I show that Azure really is for everyone!

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