Chapter 1. Introducing the tabular model

This chapter introduces SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) 2016, provides a brief overview of what the tabular model is, and explores its relationship to the multidimensional model, to SSAS 2016 as a whole, and to the wider Microsoft business intelligence (BI) stack. This chapter will help you make what is probably the most important decision in your project’s life cycle: whether you should use a tabular model or a multidimensional model. Finally, it includes a short description of the main differences in tabular models between SSAS 2016 and previous versions.

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