Paul Goldy

Paul
Goldy

Paul Goldy, a mentor with Solid Quality Learning who has eight years of BI experience with Analysis Services, is a ProClarity implementation expert and coauthor of Financial Business Intelligence: Trends, Technology, Software Selection, and Implementation (Wiley and Sons, 2002).

Articles
Create Calculated Members That Are Elegant and Perform Well
It's not uncommon for MDX programmers to create an elegant calculated member, only to discover that it's so slow that it can't be used in queries against a full data set. Learn why performance problems can occur and ways to work around those problems.
Following the Rules with Reporting Services 2
Sometimes you need creative solutions to Reporting Services’ limitations when working with Analysis Services. Here’s a three-part fix that uses in-the-box features to create a solution that resides entirely in the report presentation layer.
April 2002 MDX Puzzle Solution Revealed 1
April's column showed how to summ the suppressed values in the Product dimension of FoodMart's Sales cube. Here's what the MDX for the Suppressed Unit Sales calculated measure looks like if you add an ALL OTHER BRAND record to each product subcategory.
The Non-Visible Level
Learn how to provide analysts with the summarized information they need while hiding confidential details.
Scaling and Decimal Accuracy
You can vary the accuracy of displayed numbers on a cell-by-cell basis by defining multiple calculated cells on the same range of cells. Learn how in this column.

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May 18, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 24: Synchronizing SSIS Packages

In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
May 13, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 23: Maintenance Plan Backups and SSIS Packages

In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More
Apr 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 22: Executing Backups

Ultimately, there are a number of ways that DBAs can regularly create backups of their databases. Some of the more common options for managing backups include:...More
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