Chapter 13. SSAS Administration

This chapter covers the processes and methodologies used to administer your SSAS cubes, including some discussion on methods of moving or copying the SSAS cubes from development or test environments to production. We'll focus here only on SSAS cube deployment, not SSAS data mining structures, SSIS packages, or SSRS reports, as these topics are beyond the scope of this chapter. We'll also discuss monitoring, scalability, and availability techniquesso that your SSAS cubes will perform consistently well, no matter how large or distributed your environment is. In this chapter, we'll cover the following:

  • Understanding offline vs. online mode in BIDS

  • Reviewing SSMS/SSAS administration

  • Using XMLA scripting in SSMS

  • Thinking ...

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