May 2014 ~ Advanced Tabular Development ~ Christopher Schmidt


Presenter: Christopher Schmidt
Topic: Advanced Tabular Development

In this session, we’ll cover some of the more advanced concepts in tabular databases. First we’ll take a look at things like partitions and perspectives, and how we can use them to assist in management and maintenance of an Analysis Services database. Then we’ll look at implementing dynamic security into our solution, and finally we’ll briefly explore the types of query modes available to tabular.When should In-Memory, DirectQuery, or one of the hybrids be used?


Chris is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with Pragmatic Works and has more than 5 years experience in developing business intelligence solutions. He lives in Raleigh, NC and is an active member of the SQL community. Chris is extremely passionate about business intelligence, and helping companies achieve insight through data. An avid sci-fi fan, when he’s not watching his beloved Manchester United play, you’ll frequently see Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and BattleStar Galactica reruns on his television. Chris also blogs at

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