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Microsoft OLAP by Mosha Pasumansky

Good Bye BI

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end" (Seneca)

I spent big chunk of my professional career working on what we call today BI. From Panorama, coding some of the innovative cutting-edge (back then) algorithms, to Microsoft with mission "Bring BI to the masses", inventing MDX and developing what became the best and most widely used OLAP server in the industry, to working on the huge scale distributed BI systems for Microsoft online division.

And then a year ago, I decided to do something else. So from last February, I joined the team working on search engine, which shipped this summer - bing. It is a fascinating field, with so many interesting things to do, so I quickly became entirely consumed by it. This left pretty much no time to even follow after what is happening in the BI industry, let alone participate in it. So I bid farewell to BI world, and wish all the best to all of you.


Some of the legacies which still are relevant:

- This blog: Most of the questions I get (which I still get daily) can be answered by one of the posts I made in the past 5 years.

- MDX Studio: Last release currently is 0.4.14, and can be downloaded from

- Materials from the "Deep dive to MDX" presentation at SQL PASS 2008:

Thanks and good bye.


Published Tuesday, December 29, 2009 5:23 PM by mosha
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