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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From the Blogs
Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

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
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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
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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