THE SQL Server Blog Spot on the Web

Welcome to SQLblog.com - The SQL Server blog spot on the web Sign in | |
in Search

SQLBI - Marco Russo

SQLBI is a blog dedicated to building Business Intelligence solutions with SQL Server.
You can follow me on Twitter: @marcorus

Cascading many-to-many dimensions: it will work

I'm waiting for the next CTP (September 05?) because it should work with cascading many-to-many dimensions. In a previous post I talked about the lack of functionality when you have more many-to-many dimensions chained together (I named this scenario "cascading many-to-many dimension"); I received feedback on this issue and it was a supported scenario, so what I described 3 months ago was a bug. What is important now is to understand performance in real-worlds scenario, because this kind of thing will tell us what dimensional modeling decisions will be best practice in different scenario.

This is a key feature to adopt Analysis Services 2005 in certain scenarios where today a SQL query could be better than a MDX one. The big challenge is that often many-to-many dimensions are paired with large dimensions (at least one). This bug prevented me to test some real-world scenario... If someone already has some "ideas" of numbers (we can't perf-test a Beta, I know...) let me know!

Published Monday, August 22, 2005 4:59 PM by Marco Russo (SQLBI)

Comment Notification

If you would like to receive an email when updates are made to this post, please register here

Subscribe to this post's comments using RSS

Comments

No Comments

Leave a Comment

(required) 
(required) 
Submit

About Marco Russo (SQLBI)

Marco Russo is a consultant, writer and trainer specialized in Business Intelligence with Microsoft technologies. He runs the SQLBI.COM website, which is dedicated to distribute resources useful for BI developers, like Integration Services components, Analysis Services models, tools, technical information and so on. Marco is certified as MCT, MCDBA, MCSD.NET, MCSA, MCSE+I.

This Blog

Syndication

Archives

Powered by Community Server (Commercial Edition), by Telligent Systems
  Privacy Statement