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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model by Alberto Ferrari Marco Russo and Chris Webb

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Chapter 14. Tabular and PowerPivot

At this point in the book, you have learned many interesting features of Tabular and the DAX language. The xVelocity in-memory analytics engine powers two other noteworthy Microsoft tools in the business intelligence (BI) world, PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel and PowerPivot for Microsoft SharePoint. PowerPivot is actually just another name for the xVelocity engine running over Tabular projects. Nevertheless, there are some differences among the products, even if what you learn about the DAX language and the modeling techniques applies to all of them, because they all share the same core.

In this chapter, you learn the differences between the versions of the engine and how to choose the right tool for your scenarios. ...

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