Nikola Ilic shows off one use case for Semantic Link:
I won’t spend time explaining what Semantic Link is – you can check a wonderful article written by my friend Sandeep Pawar, or refer to the official blog post. Sandeep’s blog post does a great job explaining not just what Semantic Link is, but also what are the possible use cases of this new feature.
Therefore, I will focus on explaining how you can leverage Semantic Link for a specific use case: I call it “Augmenting Gold Layer” (copyrights reserved). And, we will perform this “operation” by using SQL! Yes, you heard me well – we will leverage SparkSQL language to go above and beyond and “transform” the data currently sitting in Power BI datasets.
I will say that, for obvious reasons, this blog supports the Raw/Refined/Curated naming convention rather than Bronze/Silver/Gold, so I’d posit that this should be called the Augmented Curated Layer.
I can also recommend reading the blog post from Sandeep Pawar. It did a really good job of explaining why Semantic Link is worth getting excited about.