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Analysis Services and SQL Azure


Analysis Services and SQL Azure

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Hi,

Does anyone know why Azure does not include Analysis Services? Aside from available Reporting services, what are the alternatives to creating a DW if the source data is in Azure?

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Lexa (3/27/2013)
Hi,

Does anyone know why Azure does not include Analysis Services? Aside from available Reporting services, what are the alternatives to creating a DW if the source data is in Azure?

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You can creat a local DW (with SSAS) with the source being SQL Azure, but I doubt this is very cost effective regarding transfer costs.



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Your choices are very limited at present. Until SSAS is included in the Azure stack and until they get the Azure VMs out of beta, your only choice is as outlined, local.

But, you could at least experiment with the Azure VM to see if it can do what you need.

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If you're looking for Analysis Services on Azure without maintaining a VM then check out Saasabi. We offer a native SQL Azure OLAP engine as a pay-by-the-month service and you'd be welcome to a free trial: www.saasabi.com
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