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Triangle SQL Server User Group Meeting

Tabular Models: Easier & Faster Than Cubes; Really?

The future of data analysis is the new, in-memory xVelocity Tabular analytic engine but is this new product ready for enterprise solutions? Is it easier to build Tabular models than multidimensional cubes in SQL Server 2012? Maybe… It depends on what you need to do. Is it faster? Heck, yea. Taking off the Microsoft BI marketing hat, let’s take a tabular journey together and learn some lessons from the first generation of real, enterprise-scale solutions: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Beautiful.


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Paul Turley is a Mentor with SolidQ and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches & blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions. He is a Director of the Oregon SQL PASS chapter & user group, the lead author of Professional SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services and 11 other titles from Wrox & Microsoft Press.  He blogs at


6:30PM - 6:45PM - Meet, Greet and Eat - Thank you to our sponsor TEK Systems 
6:45PM - 6:50PM - Meeting Announcements 
6:50PM - 8:15PM - Presentation 
8:15PM - 8:30PM - Q & A and Wrapup

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  • Sriram V.

    Thanks Brett and Thanks Paul.

    September 17, 2013

  • Sriram V.

    will be joining remotely.

    September 17, 2013

  • Rick

    Out of town, so will be attending remotely via livemeeting (no pizza for me!)

    September 16, 2013

  • Brett T.

    Here is the LiveMeeting URL for anyone that wants to connect remotely to our meeting:

    September 10, 2013

  • Brett T.

    FYI, Paul will be joining us remotely as he lives near Portland, Oregon. We will be streaming the meeting via LiveMeeting which will be configured shortly.

    September 10, 2013

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