This article outlines a more objective and analytical approach to the ETL and data flow architecture selection based on a set of variables with an objective to enhance the reliability of the overall data warehousing solution.
Avoiding getting snared in these traps avoids having to spend a lot of money later to fix problems, Gartner says. In addition, EA benefits can be realized faster and the risk of program failure is reduced.
This paper defines a reference configuration model (known as SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse) and a CPU core-balanced approach to implementing a symmetric multiprocessor (SMP)-based SQL Server data warehouse with proven performance and scalability expectations for sequential I/O data workloads.
The employee dimension presents one of the trickier challenges in data warehouse modeling. These five approaches ease the complication of designing and maintaining a 'Reports To' hierarchy for ever-changing reporting relationships and organizational structures.
This paper provides an overview and guide to SQL Server® Fast Track Data Warehouse, a new set of reference architectures created for scale-up (SMP) SQL Server based data warehouse solutions. It includes a summary of the resources available in the reference configuration, the distinguishing features of the approach, and the steps necessary to take full advantage of the new architectures.
How can you do more with less? Follow this data warehousing/BI strengthening regimen to cut cost, avoid expenditures and bulk up the bottom line.
Visit ten randomly picked customers that own a data warehouse architecture, and you will see that at least eight have developed a classic data warehouse architecture (CDWA). What do I mean by a CDWA? In a CDWA, data is copied periodically from production systems to the central data warehouse.