Creating a PerformancePoint Dashboard Using a SQL 2012 SSAS Tabular Instance
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Written by Chuck Rivel   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 19:28

With the recent release of SQL Server 2012, a new SSAS instance has become available to develop business intelligence solutions against - the Tabular instance. The Tabular instance is different in how the cube is developed and designed in that it does not have traditional dimensions and measure groups like a Dimensional SSAS instance. Also, the Tabular instance is an in-memory data storage cube as opposed to a MOLAP or ROLAP dimensional cube. Lastly, creating calculations within the cube requires a different coding language for the Tabular instance known as DAX whereas Dimensional instances require MDX as the coding language.

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