Tim Ramey

Tim
Ramey

Tim Ramey is a software architect for ProClarity who specializes in OLAP server technologies.

Articles
January 2004 MDX Puzzle Solution
Measure a store's performance by comparing it to other stores in the database.
The Art of Cube Design
Because forecasting depends on the needs of your business, creating a forecasting cube often requires some artistic finesse. Here are some techniques you can use to solve some common cube-design problems.
Analysis Services Security and HTTP 2
If you’ve ever tried to connect users to Analysis Services over HTTP, you know you can’t use the default security protocol. Fortunately, Analysis Services lets you choose from three security options.

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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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