SSAS Multidimensional Cube

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I am new to SSAS and I have a few SSAS Cubes at work, I am using a new application from Microsoft called Power BI.

What is a Multidimensional Cube?

Power BI does not support a live connection to a Multidimensional Cubes, but from what I found on the internet that Multidimensional Cubes are the default for SSAS.

So if some one could explain what a Multidimensional Cube is and what alternatives there are in SSAS that would be great?

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SQLSearcherAuthor Commented:
Hi
I have also found this question on Experts Exchange.

Which has some good links.
Tabular-vs-Multidimensional
http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28036704/SQL-2012-Tabular-vs-Multidimensional.html

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