Creating a Basic SSAS Cube

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In this video demonstration, you'll quickly learn how to create a basic cube using the Cube Wizard upon a data warehouse. Brian walks through the entire process in this 10 minute video to get you started with creating a browsing a cube. Free registration required.


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Data Driven Subscriptions

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Reporting Services is a great subsystem for SQL Server that fulfills quite a few needs. However just like SQL Server, there are some features that are limited to the Enterprise Editions, something that not every user can afford to implement. New author Jason Selburg brings us a way to implement subscriptions to reports using Standard edition.

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Load 1TB in less than 1 hour

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This project was done using SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition (with SP1 beta) using the BULK INSERT command with 60 parallel input files, each of approximately 16.67 GB. The best time I got was 50 minutes. Hewlett Packard was kind enough to loan me some time one night on the machine they use to do the TPC-H tests. It is an Itanium2 Superdome with 64 1.6GHZ 9M (Madison) CPUs. For the insert tests the system was equipped with 256GB of RAM. The HP SAN configuration is rated at 14GB per second throughput.


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