March 22, 2024

Power BI Face Off: Databricks vs. Microsoft Fabric

As I hinted in my last blog post, “Your Questions Answered: TPC-DS Benchmark for Power BI/Direct Lake”, and due to popular customer demand, I’m happy to announce that we just published our Power BI/Direct Lake benchmark comparison for another data…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

September 20, 2023

Bridging the Gap: PowerBI on Databricks

AtScale has a strong history of collaboration and innovation with Microsoft, and was the first semantic layer platform to introduce native support for Microsoft’s Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) query language. This support lets Power BI users connect to AtScale in…

Posted by: Kieran O’Driscoll

November 3, 2022

Modernize Your SSAS Architecture with Databricks and AtScale

This post was written in collaboration with Swaroop Oggu, Solutions Architect at Databricks.  Dimensional analysis is an important tool for building analytics-oriented data products (e.g. interactive dashboards) based on data assets managed in a lakehouse. Historically, dimensional analysis has been…

Posted by: Kieran O’Driscoll

May 31, 2022

Deliver Self-Service BI at scale with the Semantic Layer + Databricks

I recently had the opportunity to sit down for a tech talk with an extraordinary guest: Franco Patano, the lead product specialist for Databricks SQL. We had a great conversation about how a semantic layer can work with the Databricks…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

April 26, 2022

How to Scale SSAS-Style Analytics with Databricks + AtScale

As organizations become more data-centric, companies are bringing in data from more sources and storing more volume. That's only added more fuel to the ongoing data cloud 'platform wars', particularly with Databricks and Snowflake.  With some exciting benchmark results recently…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

February 1, 2022

A Business-Oriented Semantic Layer for Your Databricks Lakehouse

A semantic layer strategy lays the foundation for a scalable business intelligence and enterprise AI program and complements the power of modern cloud data platforms.  Key benefits include: Business metrics stay consistent across the organization.  Analysts can access a broader…

Posted by: Anurag Singh