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Analytics & GDPR compliance – leave the data where it lives with Azure Analysis Services

Analytics & GDPR compliance – leave the data where it lives with Azure Analysis Services

Standard Data Warehousing data movement practices can leave multiple copies of GDPR sensitive data in place across the pipeline. This post presents Analysis Services as an alternative, providing very quick response times whilst leaving GDPR data essentially in one place

Which Way In? Power BI’s 3 query methods

Which Way In? Power BI’s 3 query methods

Power BI is Microsoft’s Data Discovery Tool however it has 3 distinct methods for data access.  How do these differ and how do we choose between them? Power BI is designed first and foremost as a self-service data discovery tool aimed at  business analysts and data miners however it can also be used to build rich dashboards and BI “applications” for more casual users.  What isn’t necessarily obvious however is that it has 3 distinct data access methods, “Import”, “DirectQuery”…

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