Best Practices for Building a Large Scale Data Warehouse

You walk into the office today and your client, or your boss, asks you to build a warehouse. All seems fine and dandy, right. You are the developer and this should be easy. “O, and by the way, our 5 OLTP systems will generate roughly 10TB of data to load each day” – says the client.

All of a sudden you find yourself in a whole new ball-game.

Don’t sweat we have this covered, well actually the SQL CAT team covered it. Thanks team!

Simply follow these guidelines and you will fly. (Link below)

My top tips:

  1. Perform partition switching – check details how to here.
  2. Bulk load data into heap tables
  3. Update statistics manually

Link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlcat/archive/2013/09/16/top-10-best-practices-for-building-a-large-scale-relational-data-warehous.aspx

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