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Using a Lookup Component in SSIS for Surrogate Keys in a Fact table

There are many suggestions for loading a data warehouse using SQL Server integration Services (SSIS). Once you get started, you find a pattern to repeat for facts and dimensions. This might be because the consistency Dimensional Modeling suggests…

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PASS Summit 2016 – Connect, Share, Learn

Please join me and about 4000+ other technology professionals for the annual PASS Summit in Seattle, WA October 24th – 28th. But before I talk about this year’s event, join me in a trip down memory lane about…

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Why use a Date Dimension Table in a Data Warehouse

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In the Data Mart, or the Data Warehouse world, there is a date dimension table in all schemas if you are using the Kimball Dimensional Modeling method. In the beginning of Dimensional Modeling, it was called a Time…

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SQLSaturday Atlanta #521 May 19th & 20th 2016

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SQLSaturday events are a pleasure to be a part of whether it involves speaking or volunteering. Volunteering definitely takes more work and time, but to see someone who is interested in SQL Server as a career take time…

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Analysis Services: Solving Hierarchy Errors of Uniqueness

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Multidimensional Cubes provide speed when it comes to retrieving aggregations that are important to business decisions. Being able to slice or group the measures by dimension attributes helps with a quick analysis and flexible/interactive reporting. Configuring these attributes…

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Cost Threshold and Max Degree of Parallelism

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SQL Server has many options for configuring a database system. Most do not become apparent until some part of the system does not function “properly”. Parallelism is one of these settings. You will see Waits for Parallelism and…

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