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Message Posted: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 @ 15:09:48 GMT


     
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Subj:   Nested summary tables
 
From:   Aananth.S

HI All,

This question is with regard to the Join indexes that TD touts as the solution for summary tables. We have similar features in oracle (materialized views -- alebit lots of restrictions on refresh and performance). But the one good thing about Oracle MVs is that we can have a nested structure. How we generally go about this is that we take the fact table and agreagate it using a few dimensions and build a MV (Aggregate MV or Join MV or a combination) and then using this MV, we go on to summarize fruther using other dimensions. Now, in TD is there a possibility to have such a structure. In our sales Datamart, we have close to 7 dimensions for a fact table. Oracle does not scale if we were to join everything in one MV -- close to 2 billion rows as a result of such a join with just a years data!! My question is how do we implement summarizations in TD in such a scenario. It scares me to think of aggregating all 7 dimensions into a single JI (agg) !! what would you experts generally recommend to do?? Yours suggestions are welcome!


Thanks

Aananth



     
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