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Reducing Query Complexity with MDX and AtScale

September 28, 2021 by Mario Mathiss AtScale Technology

In the previous blog in this series on Excel + AtScale, we demonstrated how to connect Amazon Redshift to an Excel Pivot-Table. AtScale is able to leverage Microsoft’s MultiDimensional eXpressions (MDX) protocol to natively deliver a dimensional analysis experience to Excel users. Microsoft introduced MDX in 1997 as a front end (i.e. data consumer side) […]

How a Semantic Layer Improves Tableau Performance for Dimensional Analysis

How a Semantic Layer Improves Tableau Performance for Dimensional Analysis

July 15, 2021 by Josh Epstein AtScale Technology

I have always been a fan of Tableau, and we have written before on the powerful combination of Tableau and AtScale. With Tableau expanding on  its BI and Analytics position with their Salesforce.com acquisition, the potential for building powerful BI programs on AtScale and Tableau are all the more powerful.   Tableau entered the market eighteen […]

AtScale in Action: Scaling Self-Serve BI Program on Snowflake With a Semantic Layer

AtScale in Action: Scaling Self-Serve BI Program on Snowflake With a Semantic Layer

June 10, 2021 by Dave Mariani AtScale Technology, Tutorials & Guides

The ability to access data from Snowflake in a consistent manner is crucial for scaling analytics programs and building a self-service BI culture. In addition to providing control and analytics governance, the AtScale universal semantic layer accelerates BI query performance and helps control runaway compute costs. AtScale forms a single source of truth for important […]

A Semantic Layer for Shared Data with Secure, Open Source Delta Sharing

May 26, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics & Strategy, AtScale Technology

AtScale is a launch partner for the new, open source Delta Sharing project. We see the tremendous value in establishing an open source protocol for data sharing within modern cloud data architectures. Enterprise business intelligence and data science teams are expanding their interest beyond their first-party data to include sharing second-party data with partners and […]

Make Power BI Shine on Snowflake, BigQuery & Redshift

Make Power BI Shine on Snowflake, BigQuery & Redshift

April 29, 2021 by Dave Mariani AtScale Technology, Tutorials & Guides

Attention Power BI enthusiasts, what I am about to say is huge! AtScale now lets you get Live Query access to cloud data warehouses within a full, multi-dimensional model. This means you get live access to your cloud data with the same utility as connecting to SSAS.  Why is this such huge news? To date, […]

AtScale Identified as an “Outperformer” in the GigaOm Radar for Data Virtualization

December 2, 2020 by Carole Gunst AtScale Technology

On November 24, 2020, Andrew Brust and Yiannis Antoniou published the GigaOm Radar for Data Virtualization report. AtScale was identified as an “Outperformer” in the report. GigaOm’s analysts cited AtScale’s strengths as “Excellent semantic layer capabilities. Automated data engineering based on observed data and user patterns. Good governance and metadata features.”  GigaOm points out that […]