We are pleased to announce the general availability of Azure Analysis Services in the Microsoft Cloud for Government. Based on the proven analytics engine in SQL Server Analysis Services, Azure Analysis Services is an enterprise-grade OLAP engine and BI modeling platform, offered as a fully managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Azure Analysis Services enables developers and BI professionals to create BI Semantic Models that can power highly interactive and rich analytical experiences in BI tools and custom applications.
BI professionals can build and manage enterprise scale data models with SQL Server Data Tools, Visual Studio, and SQL Management Studio. Users can easily connect to Azure Analysis Services with powerful data visualization tools such as Power BI and Excel. In addition, third party BI tools, such as Tableau, are also supported.
BI professionals can use Power Query to import data from a variety of data sources including Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and HDInsight, or on-premises data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and Teradata. With support for large data models, Azure Analysis Services offers a robust approach to manage the security of the data model including Azure Active Directory identity management and row- and column-level security. Please use the following resources to learn more about Azure Analysis Services, get your questions answered, and give us feedback and suggestions about the product.