Straight Numeric Presentations
The demo on NYC Taxi Fares and Pickups was very nice, Mechanics. The graphical visualizations are totally sick! Still, I crave the golden days when the Pivot Table was truly multidimensional, just like in some of the earlier BIDS Browsers and Excel Services. Now its seems everything is flattened out - too bad. The Tabular Model and Power BI are cool, but it seems to me that "true" multi-dimensional grids with nicely aligned "dynamic stacking boundary lines" and cascading hierarchies provided a more interesting navigation and allowed drag-drop operations with instant dollar figures coming down the pipe to the display. Yes, graphical renditions are interesting, but numbers never distort the facts. I guess the instant dollar figures are now lining others pockets. Is there any chance that Azure can show the pure Multi-Dimensional OLAP model like that and MDX, DMX (eg. Naive Bayes) and DAX too, instead of only DAX?