In previous blogs we showed how businesses were benefiting from Power BI in ways that were not possible previously.
What makes Power BI such a revolutionary analytical solution are technology innovations that were introduced in Excel.
As Gil Raviv notes, Power BI, Excel, and SQL Server Analysis Services share the same analytics engine, Power Pivot, which was introduced as the PowerPivot add-in to Excel 2010. Power Pivot, says Raviv, is “a game changer in self-service BI.”
Power Pivot is based on an in-memory technology called VertiPaq, which arranges data into columns…