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Snapshot Isolation Level

I just atteended a session where Ron Talmage showed the new Snapshot Isolation feature of SQL Server 2005. While it can be used to improve scalability of a traditional LOB application, it’s really important to BI applications. Making a long story short,  Read more

SQL Server Data Mining website live!

Thanks to the SQL Server Data Mining development team, it’s live the www.sqlserverdatamining.com web site. You can browse DM models, read tutorials and download samples. Let’s go and visit the site, there’s no reason to describe it here. One suggestion  Read more

Direct MOLAP insert vs. proactive cache

While I’m testing Analysis Services 2005, I’m starting to think about when and how to use the proactive cache feature vs. using the DTS to insert data straight into a MOLAP partition (using the Dimension and Partition Processing Data Flow items). In both  Read more

When marketing is evil

You know, I’d like to talk about technical issues more than anything else. But who works with BI and MS technologies know that MS offers you a good server (AS2000, that will be great with AS2005) but a poor client experience: if you put toghether Excel  Read more

Short presentation about myself

Hi! I’m Marco Russo and I’m a consultant (and also trainer, speaker, writer…) based in Italy. I already have an italian blog ( http://blogs.devleap.com/marco ) but this one is in english and it’s completely dedicated to the world of Business Intelligence  Read more