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I'm still late with blog reading and sometimes I discover interesting things one or two months later than the original posting. I just read the SQLCAT analysis of the several solutions available to handle multiple parent-child hierarchies within a single dimension. The multiple hierarchies pattern described in my many-to-many paper has been used (with some variations) and now I have the "SQLCAT certification" that this model is faster than others!
I think there is space for improvement in this area and the many-to-many space is still a relatively unexplored space. If you have experience adopting those models, please share your knowledge - and if you are shy, write me directly and I'll post the interesting data.
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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.