Monthly Archives: March 2013

What’s the buzz about MPP Data Warehouses (part 1)?

PDW v1/v2 In the context of more and more data and the need of being able to analyze this data, you might also have stumbled over the MPP approaches for large data warehouses. MPP stand for massively parallel processing in … Continue reading

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When data gets big

BI So this post is about big data. When looking around on the internet, you can find amazing examples of big data. For example, the Large Hadron Collider of the CERN generates about 15 Petabytes of data every year (see … Continue reading

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Dashboards, Scorecards, KPIs… are they really useful?

Business Intelligence When talking about dashboards, scorecards and KPIs sometimes a discussion emerges about the usefulness of all this. One common argument against these management tools is, that they are not flexible enough and that they cannot really cover the … Continue reading

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DAX vs. MDX: An example

SQL Server 2012 I’m often asked about the key differences between DAX and MDX or in more general, the difference between the tabular and the multidimensional model. From my presentation on the PASS Camp 2012 in Germany I’d like to … Continue reading

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