future of Analysis Services

MDX is so good, in fact, that it has become the industry standard even among Microsoft’s own competitors. The longer I use these tools, the more I appreciate them for how good they truly are.

The importance of data mining and high-end data retrieval is only going to increase drastically in the years to come and we’re going to need a better class of tools to address them. DAX can’t do that today and it isn’t going to be able to do it in the future.

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/multidimensionalmayhem/2012/01/24/sitting-between-two-stools-analysis-services-2012-windows-8-and-market-niche-confusion-at-microsoft/