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Fri, Jan 04 2013 12:00 (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


MDX vs. DAX: Currency Conversion Faceoff

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MDX vs. DAX: Currency Conversion Faceoff

Compare and contrast how multidimensional and tabular achieve the same end result in quite different ways. Learn where multidimensional decorates the metadata of the model, while tabular offloads responsibility to DAX. Understand how the design goals of the DAX language – which are akin to Excel formulas and relational-database concepts – differ from MDX and traditional OLAP. Features covered can be used in a broad range of scenarios (not only currency conversion) adding valuable knowledge to your SSAS arsenal. Level: 400 Christian Wade, creator of the BISM Normalizer, has been doing BI and solution architecture since SQL Server 7. He spoke at the PASS Community Summit in 2012 and 2005, the 2005 European PASS Conference, and other events including SQLSaturday. Christian is from the UK, but lives in California.


Christian Wade is an independent consultant and senior solutions architect. He has led BI, data-warehousing and application-development projects since 1999. In his spare time, he created the BISM Normalizer for the SQL community, which is a free database-compare tool for Analysis Services tabular models. Christian holds a bachelor’s degree in operations research and business statistics.

 

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PASS Summit 2014 Discount Code

The annual PASS Summit is taking place in Seattle, on Nov 4-7, 2014. If you have not registered, you can use PASS DW/BI VC discount code of VCSUM05 to get $150 off registration price. To register, please visit http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2014/RegisterNow.aspx.

 

 

August 2014 Upcoming Sessions


Friday 15 Aug 2014 11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT / 7 PM GMT

Continuous Integration for Reporting Services

Speaker: Nat Sundar

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4929955412305620737

Developing a Report with Reporting Services is easy. But how can we deliver consistent and bug free Report in a short turnaround. Continuous Integration help us to Build, Unit Test and Deploy the components as we develop. It helps the Developers, DBAs, Test Engineers and the Release Managers. 

Continuous Integration: 

With the help of CI tools , we can build the Report files (.RDL) from Source control (Perforce, SVN, etc). However writing Unit test cases for Reports requires little thoughts. Once the test development has completed, this also need to be build and integrated with the CI tools for automatic runs. 

Also the Reports, Datasets and the Datasources have to be deployed to a Test environment. With the help of CI tools the deployment process can be automated as well. 

In this Demo Rich session, I will walkthrough the best practices around the Development, Build, Unit Test case and Deployment. 

Nat Sundar

Nat Sundar is an independent SQL BI consultant working in the UK. He has considerable years of experience with the UK Financial Services Industry (Mainly in Insurance and Investment Banking). 

He is passionate in SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and MDX. 

Linked-In Profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nat-sundar/58/a87/842

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Los Angeles - Friday, 15 Aug 2014 at 11:00:00 a.m 
New York - Friday, 15 Aug 2014 at 2:00:00 p.m 
London - Friday, 15 Aug 2014 at 7:00:00 p.m 
Sydney - Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 at 4:00:00 a.m 
Auckland - Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 at 6:00:00 a.m 

 

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 Noon BST / 9 PM AEST

Intro to R

Speaker: Stephanie Locke

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1369177110122021121

R, the statistical programming language, is another open-source program making inroads into the Microsoft world. 

R was originally for doing stats, but it now does database CRUD, reporting, documentation, and even websites. It can be awkward to know where to start, so this session fast tracks you to the sections you need to know about to save yourself pains you didn't even know you had. 

Stephanie Locke 

Stephanie Locke (@SteffLocke) is an experienced Analyst and BI developer within the Finance and Insurance industries. Steph runs her local SQL Server User Group, helps organise SQLRelay, co-author of the book Tribal SQL and contributes to the community at large via blogging, presenting and forums. 

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Seattle - Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 at 4:00 a.m 
New York - Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 at 7:00 a.m 
London - Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 at Noon 
Sydney - Wednesday, 27 Aug at 9:00 p.m 
Auckland - Wednesday, 27 Aug at 11:00 p.m