What is Azure Analysis Services?
Azure Analysis Services is a fully managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution for building, deploying, and managing OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) and tabular data models. Azure Analysis Services makes it easy for organizations to gain insights from their data, delivering fast and responsive performance, and providing a secure and scalable platform.
Get started in 5 steps:
- Create an Azure Analysis Services instance: This can be done through the Azure portal, Azure CLI, or Azure Resource Manager templates.
- Connect to your data sources: Azure Analysis Services supports a wide range of data sources, including Azure SQL Database, SQL Server, and on-premises databases.
- Build a data model: This involves creating a tabular or OLAP data model using the Azure Analysis Services development tools, such as Visual Studio or SQL Server Data Tools.
- Deploy the data model: Once the data model is built, it can be deployed to Azure Analysis Services for others to access.
- Explore the data: With the data model deployed, users can connect to Azure Analysis Services and start exploring the data using tools such as Power BI or Excel.
Benefits of Azure Analysis Services:
- Scalability: Azure Analysis Services can scale to meet the needs of big data projects, making it an ideal solution for organizations that need to process large amounts of data.
- Integration with Azure services: Azure Analysis Services integrates with other Azure services such as Azure Databricks, Azure Machine Learning, and Power BI, making it easy to build end-to-end big data solutions.
- Security: Azure Analysis Services is designed with security in mind, with features such as encryption, role-based access control, and auditing.
- Performance: Azure Analysis Services delivers fast and responsive performance, making it an ideal solution for organizations that need to quickly and easily gain insights from their data.