Currently focusing on remaining features to get us to GA with tabular. Will confirm timelines/availability for MD as soon as available.BillT commented
We at Saasabi have an OLAP engine running as a PaaS platform on Azure. It is a parallel in memory OLAP supporting write-back, and the majority of the core functionality of SSAS. It supports MDX, XMLA, OLEDB, Odata and other. It can be deployed in multi tenancy environments or single tenancy. Sophisticated security model, supports multi authentication regimes. It has been in production for over 3 years. Has easy to extend ETL capabilities supporting combinations of API's as well as direct DB calls, extensible framework to integrate into cloud based workflows, ML, Cortana etc.
All benchmarks against SSAS on complex calcs and functions have shown multiple X performance advantages and more than double that again in terms of price performance.
We are a strong and committed MS partner and are committed to Azure. The Saasabi platform has been designed for complex planning application requirements. We have a client doing whole of government financial analytics consolidating data over 52 GL's. We have another partner extracting data from thousands of cloud accounting ledgers. If you need an OLAP engine on Azure, that is high performant, dramatically reducing your license costs (compared to VM based solutions) get in touch with Saasabi.
Thanks, we hear you.
Right now I can’t give you a date but we continue to listen.BillT commented
If anyone is looking for a MOLAP engine that runs on Azure check out SaasabiPro at www.saasabi.com. We have developed a fully featured engine in .net with broad extensibility and flexibility. It is has been running on Azure in customer sites for over 2 years. We have recently started offering it in a SaaS business model, exclusively on Azure. We support standard interfaces, a flexible and fast consolidation process.