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September 15, 2003

The Big Move

I'm not sick of Essbase, but I'm no longer going to try to afford the luxury of ignoring Analysis Services. So I'm going to be doing some conversions and making a journal of it along the way.

The first step is getting all my ducks in order. I've got three machines. First is my laptop running Win2K Professional. I just have the standard Essbase Excel client here. The other is Mars. Mars is my big NT box. It's got about 512MB of RAM and a fairly big disk. On that I have DB2 Personal edition, an old Oracle footprint and Essbase 6.5. As well I have a newly installed version of SQL Server 2000 with AS running. The third box is an old Dell using RH 9. I'm primarily going to use that to generate fake data if I need to. I've got a bunch of cool scripts for that purpose.

On the laptop, I also have DB Designer 4, a Java equivalent of Erwin. Maybe I'll use it, probably not. We'll see.

I'm firstly going to cruise through an MDX tutorial. I found a good one here. I'm also going to get an eval copy of Temtec for my front-end. I may get a copy of ProClarity too.

Posted by mbowen at September 15, 2003 02:50 PM

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