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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Feb 25, 2015
Commentary

Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 11, 2015
blog

AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
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