Working with Partitions
Partitions make it possible for you to create extremely large cubes. You can effectively create small, medium-sized, and even remarkably large cubes without using partitions. But partitions are useful when you need to create very large, enterprise-wide applications. For that reason, the ability to manage partitions is available only with the Enterprise Edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
If you run Analysis Manager on a different computer than the one on which you run the Analysis server, both computers must have the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server 2000 installed.
Each OLAP cube consists of at least one partition. You design the measures and dimensions for an entire cube, but you design storage modes and aggregations ...