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Day 1: 6:58am

November 3, 2012

Up early this morning, probably due to my body still being on Toronto time (EST).

As the first cup of coffee makes it way through my blood stream, I’m trying to set out some goals for today, my first ‘real’ day of this OLAP sprint experiment.

My target is to get through the first 200 pages of the Wrox book.

The first 200 pages should give me some idea of the fundamentals, including:

  • Multidimensional BISM
  • MDX
  • Data Sources and Data Views
  • Dimension Design
  • Cube Design

I’m also hoping that this will help me to shape the agenda for the rest of the week, as it would be nice to know where I’m going.

As I type, the source code and samples are downloading from the Wrox site, and I’ve already restored a copy of my production OLTP database to my laptop, because I’d like to work with my data this week as I build and explore.

The poor-man’s version of a Keurig/Tassimo coffee maker that they’ve got here in the hotel is passable, but I may have to venture out and get something that doesn’t taste so much like puddle water.

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