Tag Archives: Qty

Why I don’t have a lot of personal info on the internet- OLAP – BIGDATA and the future of privacy

By | July 19, 2015

I was asked this question while having a chat with a few friends. Mainly the complaint was I don’t have a lot of social media presence. The only real social media I follow is LinkedIn and that’s because it is mostly a Professional network. But more importantly, the reason why I don’t have a massive… Read More »

SQL 2016 – Updatable Columnstore Index finally OLTP and DW workloads delivered

By | July 13, 2015

So SQL 2016 comes with updatable non clustered columnstore index. Are you wondering why this is a big deal. It is and here’s why In SQL 2012 the Non clustered Columnstore index was introduced but was severely handicapped by the fact that once implemented the table was read only. In SQL 2014 the Clustered Columnstore… Read More »

IS IT POSSIBLE? Bulk operations in Full recovery model

By | May 15, 2015

Here is the reason I am writing this post As per the above entry from MSDN, there cannot be any minimally logged operations in full recovery mode, which is what I have always understood since full recovery model requires point in time recovery. In order to understand my dilemma we need to first define what… Read More »

Sometimes common sense takes a back seat to BI

By | March 9, 2015

This post has to do with how we sometimes loose the tree for the forest (no this is not a mistake), I had written a blog post sometime back about game theory and how it can help decide the outcome of certain business cases. I came across two instances in the last week where game… Read More »

SSAS: – Dimension Hierarchies

By | July 30, 2014

Most of the time there will be a relationship between different attributes in the dimension. We saw an example of this kind when we created the date dimension in the previous post. In particular this kind of relationship was a parent child relationship or a hierarchy between Years to Month to Week to Day. Such… Read More »

SSAS: – Implementing Perspectives

By | July 25, 2014

A perspective is a very useful feature within SSAS as it allows the designer to mask the underlying complexity of the cube based on the user. The perspective by definition means a point of view and this is what is provided when we implement a perspective within a cube. Say for example a cube consists… Read More »