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The 1990's Called. They Want their OLAP Back.

The 1990’s Called. They Want their OLAP Back.

November 2, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics & Strategy

*Author’s Note: This is an update to the blog post “The 1990’s Called, They Want Their OLAP Back,” which was originally published here.  For many enterprises, OLAP and “Cube” had become dirty words. When asked if people had experience with “cubes”, I have heard people say:  How do you handle data explosion? How do you handle […]

The Universal Semantic Layer. More Important than Ever.

November 2, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics & Strategy

There’s been a lot of news lately about semantic layers. Google and Tableau announced their plans to connect Tableau to Looker’s semantic layer. It’s great to see the industry recognize the importance of the semantic layer in the new cloud analytics stack. My founders and I started AtScale in 2013 because we believed that an […]

AtScale Modeling - Beyond the Basics

AtScale Modeling – Beyond the Basics

October 26, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics & Strategy

This blog series will delve deeper into AtScale’s unique no-code approach to building business-oriented data models on top of live cloud data sets with specific discussion around: Designing business-oriented data models (aka. Semantic models) Mapping common or shared dimensions Setting up dimensions that may relate to specific facts  Unrelated dimension handling on measures Calculated measures […]

AtScale + Excel: Working with Blended Data Sets

AtScale + Excel: Working with Blended Data Sets

October 20, 2021 by Mario Mathiss Analytics & Strategy

AtScale’s semantic layer weaves together multiple data sources into a single view of analysis-ready data that can be easily accessed and reliably used by analysts and data scientists for any number of use cases. AtScale’s no-code data modeling utility allows users to quickly spin up semantic models with customized metrics, and structured dimensions and hierarchies […]

Bridging Business Intelligence & Data Science in Snowflake

Bridging Business Intelligence & Data Science in Snowflake

October 12, 2021 by Daniel Gray Analytics & Strategy

This is the first of a three part blog series discussing the power of AtScale and Snowflake to help enterprise data science teams scale and leverage the agility of a cloud based infrastructure.  We have written before about the power of combining AtScale and Snowflake for time series predictions.  In this series, we will take […]

How to Leverage the Power of AtScale with Ad Hoc Analysis in Excel

How to Leverage the Power of AtScale with Ad Hoc Analysis in Excel

October 7, 2021 by Mario Mathiss Analytics & Strategy

No matter how sophisticated and agile an enterprise BI program may be, there is always a need to go deeper than canned reports and dashboards. Business analysts’ primary role is to figure out what the data is saying and support decision makers in understanding what’s underneath the top level results. Ad hoc analysis is the freestyle event […]