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XML for Analysis was defined back in 2001 as a standard way to access and manage analytic systems. A good metaphor for XMLA is its cousin SQL – SQL is a standard approach in relational systems for both querying and defining relational objects. Like SQL, XMLA is that but for analytical systems. (Well, almost. More aboutContinue reading “What is XMLA and why should you care?”
Power BI Premium support for the XML for Analysis (or XMLA) protocol is in public preview. XMLA is an industry standard for data access for analytic client and management applications (and has been an open standard for almost 20 years). Azure Analysis Services and SQL Server Analysis Services both use the XMLA protocol for communicationsContinue reading “Migrating from Azure Analysis Services to Power BI Premium”
Understanding how parallelism works when your tabular model gets processed is confusing. How can parallelism be increased? Where are the potential bottlenecks? Before we get into how parallelism works, there are several different types of jobs that happen and each is handled a bit differently. Let’s look at these different jobs that run when aContinue reading “Processing Parallelism, Explained”
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