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BAC To The Future!

Yesterday I talked about the Accidental Architect. Today I want to add some additional thoughts.There is a reason why we end up gravitating towards careers as DBAs or architects: natural curiosity. We want to know how something works. We want to do our best to...

SQL 2008 Data Mining

I often hear people use the terms "Data Mining" and "Data Analysis" as if they are interchangeable. To me, at least, they mean two very distinct things. Hopefully this post will help to explain what I believe to be the difference in their meanings.So, let's...

SSAS Weird Science

The other day we did an install of SSAS on a server without loading the database engine. Everything went fine, the end user started accessing the service and then we started talking about how we should make certain we are taking backups of the objects...