After our DBA got sacked for poor performance, I am now our accidental DBA. I have been pushing to upgrade our SQL Server instance from 2012 to 2017 so I can use the clustered column store indices in our warehouse and downgrade from enterprise to standard at the same time.
We also had been paying a lot of money for enterprise analysis services. We have about SSAS databases that are used in a handful of PowerBI reports and remain mainly unused. I wanted to ask the community if people still find a need for OLAP cubes with the ever-increasing performance improvements in SQL Server and other databases in general. Im sure there are many variables involved including volume data of data and the number of queries but does anyone have any general insights? Thanks