Yoram Levin

Yoram
Levin

Yoram Levin is the principal of Decision Systems, an Israeli OLAP consulting organization, and leads the OLAP track of the Israeli SQL Server Users Group. He has more than 20 years of experience with decision support systems, Business Intelligence, OLAP, and data warehousing.

Articles
Financial Reporting with Analysis Services 3
Analysis Services lets you create financial reports, but not always in the format your users need. Fortunately, you can learn from other developers. Here’s how one OLAP development team created detailed financial reports for a large banking group.
Customize Time Dimension Member Names 1
Here's how to customize the Time dimension names that the Dimension Wizard generates.
What Time Is It? 1
Use Analysis Services' and OLAP Services' Time dimension and MDX time-aware functions to slice and dice your data by time periods.
The Right Place for Calculated Members 1
Add a special dimension to your cube to hold calculations.

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Mar 17, 2015
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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
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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
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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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