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 a Senior Program Manager for Analysis Services. His consulting experience includes data-warehousing, BI and application-development projects for numerous enterprise customers. Christian is the creator of the BISM Normalizer, which is a database comparison tool for Analysis Services tabular models. He is a frequent presenter at Microsoft conferences. You can find his blog at https://christianwade.wordpress.com/.