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MS BI Workshop #15 – Why SSAS?

Assuming that now we’ve loaded our data warehouse. The rest of my notes are all about SSAS.

  • SSAS is a service that can pre-aggregate data and make it faster to query data. According to the workshop presenter, it took only 2 seconds to query a 24 terabytes data (in grocery industry)
  • Reduce report backlogs because SSAS allows your users to create complex ad hoc reports without having to involve IT.
  • With SSAS, users can create report via familiar interfaces like Excel or Reporting Services with drag & drop.
  • With SSAS, all the reporting logics are centralized.
    From a developer’s perspective, SSAS really means that no more bad SQL queries, no more waiting for 2 minutes for a report.
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