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Fri, Jan 04 2013 12:00 (UTC-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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February 2015 Upcoming Sessions

 

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 3:00:00 PM CET (UTC+1 hour) / Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM EST (UTC-5 hours)

BI in the sky (with diamonds)

Speaker: Johan Ludvig

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7755680509014880001

Microsoft is really delivering up on it's "Cloud first" mantra with rapid releases of new functionality to it's PowerBI portifolio, functionality that won't arrive on-premise until next Office release - if ever. So you, or your manager has decided to give PowerBI a go. But the budget for this is a bit tight, and maybe you're not allowed to use the existing server. Azure is ready for you. But what Azure service do you choose, and how do you let PowerBI and Azure play nicely together? That's what this webinar is here to tell you.

Johan Ludvig
Johan Ludvig is a business intelligence consultant who has been working with SQL Server since 2000. He mainly works with T-SQL, reporting and visualization. Johan Ludvig is a certified QlikView developer but is just as happy diving into PowerBI, R and all other sorts of technologies he can get his grubby little hands on.

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