Most of us use Excel in our Daily work, but are you familiar with the Business Intelligence features in Excel? In this session we'll look at some of the most common and useful BI features in Excel 2010 and discuss limitations and best practices.
This session looks at some of the different methods available to load slowly changing dimension data into a data warehouse, and compares the relative performance given different data scenarios and traditional storage compared with FusionIO
Deep dive into the handling of many to many relationships in DAX. How to make them work and how to optimize their speed thorugh many patterns and live examples of M2M usage.
Cube tuning is a key part of any BI project and it gets more so as cubes get bigger. Here are a series of tuning procedures to follow for cubes large and small.
Among many of its functions, MDX language has one special set function - Axis() function. That function allows creation of calculated measures that are context aware and, if wanted, don't need to refer to any dimension or hierarchy in the cube. In other words, such measures are universal or independant, which means they can be used in any MDX query.
In this session we will present such measures and explain how they work. We'll also show the way how to design them for various scenarios and discuss their potentials and weaknesses.
Previous experience in writing MDX queries is recommended.