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[New Frog-Blog] First thoughts on DataZen.
DataZen seems like a good dashboard platform, simple but effective. Until you want to integrate it with your SSAS cubes, and then things start to go south.
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Have you ever thought of presenting at a technical conference? Do you keep making excuses why you can't do it?
Well pull yourself together, read this, then start writing a session!
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Why isn't this already a thing everywhere?
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What a fab idea. I want one!
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[New Frog-Blog] Analysis Services Multidimensional Vs Tabular - a performance comparison using solid state storage
Can an SSAS Multidimensional cube outperform distinct counts in a Tabular model? How about when we add solid state storage?
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[New Frog-Blog] SQL Server Analysis Services - Tabular mode performance testing with multiple CPUs / NUMA nodes
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[New Frog Blog] A better way to use Dimension ProcessAdd in Analysis Services Cubes
When you have very large dimensions in SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) cubes, the time taken to process them can cause a problem. ProcessAdd can help!
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A few weeks ago I saw Rob Collie’s blog post about the DAX Divide() function, and I was a bit surprised that I hadn’t seen it before. Then, yesterday, I found that the same function has appeared in...
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New Frog-Blog: Excel creates terrible, slow MDX from pivot tables.
Excel asks SSAS for all pivot totals, even when not required, causing exponential performance degradation on large pivots.
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Are you a database pro, or a techy in shropshire? SQLBits is coming to Telford! Europe's largest SQL Server conference will be held in the Telford International Centre July 17-19 2014.
Over 1000 registrations already, so not much time left to secure your place. The Saturday is free, so you have no excuse really!
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A bank holiday weekend wouldn't be complete without a selfie with Darth would it?
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SQLRelay is a series of awesome free mini-conferences around the country in a venue that's hopefully near you!
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