Power BI data types in relationships – Does it matter?

If you have a background in traditional database development you might have learned that using integer over e.g. string has a performance benefit in for example indexes and joins. You might have brought this knowledge with you into the world of Power BI or tabular development. Perhaps you are enforcing the use of integer columns … Read more

Level up your Power BI model using DAX Studio – Part 2

Welcome back to part two of how to level up your workflow and Power BI model using DAX Studio! I’m showing you my go to scenarios on when to use Power BI together with DAX Studio. In the first part of this post I started with an introduction to what DAX Studio is. I discussed … Read more

Inside Power BI – Compression and the power of Vertipaq

Vertipaq is the actual database engine used in Power BI. It is also the engine used in Analysis Services Tabular and Excel Power Pivot.One of the reasons behind Vertipaq’s great performance is due to the different compression and encoding techniques that it applies to the data. The overall purpose of the different compression techniques used … Read more

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