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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Mar 17, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 21: Assigning Backup Preferences

An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences. It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab.  ...More
Mar 14, 2015
Commentary

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 6

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
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