SQL Server Business Intelligence

Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services: MDX Optimization Techniques: Further Control of Processing Location and Expression Arrangement

Introduction and Scope In this article, we will continue our examination of an area of considerable interest to MSAS developers and practitioners, and an area where optimization skills are vital to the efficient operation of both client and server. In our last article, MDX Optimization Techniques: Introduction and the Role of Processing, we began an exploration […]

Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services: Optimization Tools: Basic Usage

This is the second article of the series, Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The primary focus of this series is the introduction of optimization tools and concepts for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (“MSAS”). The series is designed to provide hands-on application of the fundamentals of MSAS optimization from multiple perspectives. As we progress […]

Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services: MDX Optimization Techniques: Introduction and the Role of Processing

Introduction and Scope In this article, we will introduce an area of considerable interest among MSAS developers and practitioners, and an area where optimization skills are vital to the efficient operation of both client and server. In a subset of upcoming articles that I will publish on a recurring basis, intermingled with other MSAS optimization […]

Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services: Optimization Tools: Incremental Update Wizard

Introduction and Scope Having processed cubes in preceding articles, we are aware that processing calculates the aggregations that have been designed for the cube, and then loads the cube with the data, and the calculated aggregations of the data. While we have looked only at Full Processing at this early stage of the series, we […]

Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services: Optimization Tools: Usage-Based Optimization Wizard

About the Series This is the third article of the series, Optimizing MSSQL Server Analysis Services. The primary focus of this series is the introduction of optimization tools and concepts for MSSQL Server Analysis Services (“MSAS”). The series is designed to provide hands-on application of the fundamentals of MSAS optimization from multiple perspectives. As we progress […]

Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services: Optimization Tools: The Storage Design Wizard

This is the first article of the series, Optimizing MSSQL Server Analysis Services. The primary focus of this series will be the introduction of optimization tools and concepts for MSSQL Server Analysis Services (“MSAS”). The series is designed to provide hands-on application of the fundamentals of MSAS optimization from multiple perspectives. As we progress through […]
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