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Since being generally available in April 2017, Azure Analysis Services has quickly become the clear choice for enterprise organizations delivering corporate business intelligence (BI) in the cloud. The success of any modern data driven organization requires that information be available at the fingertips of every business user, not just IT professionals and data scientists, to guide their day-to-day decisions.
Self-service BI tools have made huge strides in making data accessible to business users. However, most business users don’t have the expertise or desire to do the heavy lifting that is typically required including finding the right sources of data, importing the raw data, transforming it into the right shape, and adding business logic and metrics before they can explore the data to derive insights. With Azure Analysis Services a BI professional can create a semantic model over the raw data and share it with business users so that all they need to do is connect to the model from any BI tool and immediately explore the data to gain insights. Azure Analysis Services use a highly optimized in memory engine to provide responses to user queries at the speed of thought.
We are excited to share that Azure Analysis Services is now available in 4 additional regions including East US, West US 2, USGov-Arizona and USGov-Texas. This means that Azure Analysis Services is available in the following regions: Australia Southeast, Brazil South, Canada Central, East US, East US 2, Japan East, North Central US, North Europe, South Central US, Southeast Asia, UK South, West Central US, West Europe, West India, West US and West US 2.