Carl Rabeler


Carl Rabeler, director of business intelligence at Solid Quality Learning, has worked with the SQL Server development, business intelligence best practices, and user education teams for more than 10 years. Carl has written and co-written many technical articles and documentation, including the SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services Tutorial in SQL Server 2005 Books Online (BOL).

Monitoring Queries In Analysis Services
How can you monitor the queries your business users submit?
High Availability in Analysis Services
A typical approach to high availability in Analysis Services 2000 is to use Windows NLB to distribute user queries across multiple Analysis Services instances on disparate machines while also increasing availability.
Fine-Grained Permissions in Analysis Services
Find out if you can delegate permission to a Window user or group to process an Analysis Services cube or dimension without also granting permissions to view the data in the cobe or dimensions.
Hardware and Software Resources for Analysis Services
Learn how to determine what hardware and software resources your SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services instance requires.
Communicating with Analysis Services
ADO MD.NET and XMLA clients communicate differently with a SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services instance then with a SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services instance.
Deploying an Analysis Services Database
Learn how to deploy a SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services database from your development environment to your test, staging, QA, or production environment while keeping your production and development environments synchronized.

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From the Blogs
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
Aug 27, 2015

A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups 1

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015

Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
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