The prior recipes in Chapter 7, Enterprise Design and Features, that deal with SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), create a workspace database on a tabular server. This is used by SSDT as a temporary database (or model) for display and as a database that Excel can use (when you choose to analyze the data in Excel through SSDT). When SSDT is closed, the database is lost.
In order to persist the database, so that it is constantly available to end users, it must be deployed to an SSAS (tabular) server.
This recipe continues from the Creating perspectives recipe in Chapter 7, Enterprise Design and Features.
Let's start by examining the deployment properties for our project: