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saranrajk Regular Visitor
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what is the use of azure analysis services

Hi, I'm trying to do the enterprise BI with azure.

I'm having doubt whether to use azure analysis service or not.

I can also get data from azure dataware house, model it and publish it to the service from desktop, so what is the difference from with azure analysis services and without azure analysis service.

Thanks in advance 

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Re: what is the use of azure analysis services

@saranrajk The simple answer is with AAS allows you to scale to any size without processing or size limitations. Without it, you'll be bound by the size of the PBIX publish limitations.

The other is that it is still the only place to centralize your models, but that is going away at some point based on the public roadmap that outlines shared/certified datasets (dataset available across all workspaces) - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/April19/business-intelligence/p...

 

Overall its a tough question as MSFT continues to build out more enterprise features into the tool. You just need to walk through the specific scenario's of how you are using things, it could also be a better option to increase to a PBI premium license vs. AAS... 

Another area is data sources, does AAS connect natively to any Azure sources that Power BI does not yet.

I've been mulling this over as well, and its likely that I'll go Premium first, then roll into AAS if I absolutely need to. But I don't forsee extremely large models in the vast majority of my future use cases, so the agility of small shared datasets fits my model.


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Re: what is the use of azure analysis services

@saranrajk Came across this different way to look at things by answering some questions. Might help in your analysis

https://www.moderndata.ai/2019/03/aas-vs-pbi-premium/


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