Monthly Archives: May 2013

Using “cursors” in PDW

PDW v1/v2 Did I say cursor? Isn’t this an evil word? Shouldn’t we try as hard as possible to avoid them in database design and especially in a data warehouse? Yes, sure. But there might be some patterns which make … Continue reading

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Reminder for PASS SQLSaturday #230 (Germany)

Don’t miss the SQLSaturday on July 13, 2013. You can find more information about the location, registration and the agenda here: http://www.sqlsaturday.com/230/ Also take a look at the agenda of the Pre-Conference (July 12, 2013) with interesting speakers and presentations: … Continue reading

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Connecting to PDW from PowerPivot

PDW v1/v2 When connecting to a PDW from PowerPivot, there might be some confusion about what to enter as the server name. Confusion might even start at the very beginning when choosing the proper external data connection. After opening PowerPivot, … Continue reading

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