Atlanta Business Intelligence Group

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Aggregations in Power BI (sponsor Melissa Data)

  • In-Person @ 8000 Avalon Boulevard Alpharetta, Georgia, United States (map)
  • 06:30 - 08:30 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Language: English


Lauren Sveen
Sales Manager
Melissa Data
800-635-4772 x1814

Featured Presentation:

Aggregations in Power BI

Shabnam Watson, Business Intelligence Architect ABI CUBE

Aggregations are one of the most important optimization methods for managing big datasets in Power BI. Combined with Direct Query storage mode, they allow big datasets to be analyzed efficiently by answering high level analytical queries quickly from memory while sending more detailed queries back to the source database. In this session, you will learn about the concept of aggregations, different table storage modes in Power BI, different kinds of aggregation tables, how to configure aggregation tables so that they can answer high level user queries, and finally how to use tools such as DAX Studio or Extended Events to determine if the aggregations are actually being used.

About Shabnam:
Shabnam Watson is a Business Intelligence architect with 20 years of experience developing data warehouse and business intelligence solutions. Her work focus within the Microsoft BI Stack has been on Analysis Services and Power BI. She is an active member of PASS community and has spoken at PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, PASS Business Analytics and Women in Technology virtual chapters, and many other local user groups and conferences. She is one of the organizers of SQL Saturday Atlanta BI Edition. She holds a master's degree in computer science, a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, and a Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) certification by The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI).

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