Steve Hughes is a Principal Consultant at Magenic. His area of expertise is in data and business intelligence architecture on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. He was also the data architect for a SaaS company which delivered a transportation management solution for fleets across the United States. Steve has co-authored two books and delivered more than 30 presentations on SQL Server and data architecture over the past six years. He also provides insights from the field on his blog at http://dataonwheels.wordpress.com.
XMLA or XML for Analysis is used in SQL Server Analysis Services and other multidimensional data systems to manage the server. It is a cross between DDL and Server Scripts. I am starting a new blog series on XMLA called “X on XMLA”. I have had to use this scripting language extensively in my projects [...]