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.