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Real World Cube Design and Performance Tuning with Analysis Services

10th March 2014 - 12th March 2014

Who is it for?

This course aimed at intermediate-to-experienced Analysis Services Multidimensional developers, looking at more advanced cube design topics and query performance tuning. Note that this course does not cover Analysis Services Tabular models.

What you will learn

Day 1

  • Designing a data warehouse for use with Analysis Services
  • Dimension design: designing optimal attribute relationships, when to use parent/child hierarchies and ragged hierarchies

Day 2

  • Complex cube modelling: multiple measure groups with different dimensionality and different granularities, many-to-many dimensions
  • Securing your cube: administrative security, dimension security, cell security
  • Productionisation: understanding processing options, scheduling processing and partition creation, maintenance, monitoring and deployment

Day 3

  • Understanding Query Execution: SSAS Architecture, using Profiler, Monitoring your Cube
  • Query Performance Tuning – the storage engine: partitioning and aggregation design
  • Query Performance Tuning – the formula engine: writing efficient MDX, tuning calculations and queries
  • Tuning Processing
  • Scale-up, Scale-out and hardware configuration for SSAS

Key benefits

You'll gain a deeper understanding of Analysis Services Multidimensional cube design best practices, and be able to design cubes and tune queries to achieve maximum performance.

Cost: £749 (to January 31 2014) 799 (from February 1st 2014) +VAT


Chris Webb is the owner of Crossjoin Consulting, and is a consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, PowerPivot and DAX. He is a co-author of "Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model", "Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services", and "MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase", and blogs at



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legal disclaimer

Cancellations must be submitted in writing, either via email or by post. Registrants whose cancellations are received at least 2 weeks before the beginning of the course are entitled to a full refund minus a £80 processing fee plus any credit card charges incurred. No refunds will be given to registrants who cancel less than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course or who fail to attend.

In the extraordinary case where the course is cancelled a full refund will be given to all paid registrants. Crossjoin Consulting will not refund any other amount paid by registrants to other companies, including travel expenses and hotel reservations.

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