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DAX vs. MDX Smackdown!

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DAX is the new language for tabular data in PowerPivot and SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular. MDX is been there in OLAP space for quite some time. Have you been doing data analysis using MDX or DAX? If so, have you noticed the similarities and differences between DAX and MDX? This session will give you an introduction to MDX and DAX languages and will make you to better understand the similarities and differences between them. We will have a small battle between the two to show you that. Don’t worry, no punches will be thrown!


Damu Venkatesan is a Business Intelligence Consultant with Prologika who has over 20 years of IT experience. His experience includes architecting solutions in Business Intelligence using SQL Server, SharePoint. Prior to becoming a BI Architect, he has served as an Enterprise Data Architect and Database Administrator in several organizations. He is the founder and co-leader of Healthcare SQL Virtual Chapter for PASS. He has successfully delivered several BI/DW solutions and data migrations to various clients in Healthcare, Financials and Government applications using Microsoft technologies.

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  • Julie S.

    Good to see you all there last night for DAX vs MDX! If anyone is interested in SSIS training for a great cause, check out a Day of Datawarehousing with the DataChix at Group rates available for groups of 3 or more!

    February 26, 2013

  • koloya.lopaz

    My first time at the meet: Great group of people, awesome presentation

    February 26, 2013

  • Dawson B.

    Unable to attend stuck at work

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am hoping to attend but will wait to make sure before I check es or no. I do have a question or two. I am studying for the SQL Server 2008 Exam 70-432. I was hoping to get suggestions on current study material. A few members of the SQL Brit forum suggested using the MS SQL Training Kit [masked]). I am also wondering if I can get suggestions on companies here in Atlanta to call for internship or volunteer work to get more hands on experience. I really want to learn this material so I am accepting all help and advice.

    Thanks in advance,


    February 10, 2013

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