AtScale Adds Support for Microsoft Power BI’s Native DAX Interface

AtScale, a provider of semantic layer solutions for BI and data science teams, has added native support for Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), a formula expression language used in Analysis Services, Microsoft Power BI, and Power Pivot in Microsoft Excel.

According to AtScale, native DAX support lets Power BI users connect to AtScale in live connection mode to enable seamless access to AtScale’s semantic layer platform. And, by using AtScale, organizations can establish a semantic layer in their data infrastructures to free their data consumers from time-consuming data wrangling and prep and to ensure consistent reporting without the need for retooling or retraining.

The company says its semantic layer creates a single point for data access and a central governance gateway across the enterprise, and also bridges business users across data migrations. This is important, it says, because as organizations continue to move their enterprise data into cloud platforms, the ability for BI and data science teams to easily access live data is critical. With native DAX support, AtScale makes data accessible and “analytics-ready” for Power BI users regardless of the physical location of raw data.

“Customers are adopting Microsoft Power BI in large numbers and they demand best-in-class integration for their users,” said Christopher Lynch, executive chairman and CEO of AtScale. “With this new integration, AtScale delivers an excellent customer experience for Power BI users looking for ‘live’ data access on cloud data platforms.”

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