March 2011 Entries

I was having an interesting discussion with a few people about the impact of named sets on performance (the same discussion noted by Chris Webb here: And apparently the core of the performance issue comes down to the way named sets are materialized within the SSAS engine. Which lead me to the thought that what we really need is a syntax for declaring a non-materialized set or to take this even further a way of declaring ......


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