Does the solution meet the goal?

Note: This question is part of a series of questions that present the same scenario. Each question in the series contains a unique solution. Determine whether the solution meets the stated goals.
You deploy a tabular data model to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). The model uses an in-memory cache to store and query data. The data set is already the same size as the available RAM on the server. Data volumes are likely to continue to increase rapidly.
Your data model contains multiple calculated tables.
The data model must begin processing each day at 2:00 and processing should be complete by 4:00 the same day. You observe that the data processing operation often does not complete before 7:00. This is adversely affecting team members.
You need to improve the performance.
Solution: Change the storage mode for the data model to DirectQuery,
Does the solution meet the goal?
A. Yes
B. No


One thought on “Does the solution meet the goal?

  1. I disagree with the Answer.
    The scenario says “Your data model contains multiple calculated tables.”
    The “DirectQuery” Query Mode documentation says:
    “[…]Calculated tables Calculated tables are not supported in DirectQuery models, but calculated columns are. If you try to convert a tabular model that contains a calculated table, an error will occur stating that the model cannot contain pasted data.[…]”
    Seems quite straightforward to me.
    The solution IMHO maybe would be to use a combination of SSD and Buffer Cache Extension.

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