SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) performance troubleshooting can be challenging. Data teams can struggle with identifying the true source of these kinds of performance problems. Sometimes the problems originate with the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages.
Finding performance problems related to the database design can be a struggle, especially if you can't easily consult the team who created the data model.
If you're seeing unfamiliar files in your SSAS logs folder, SSAS might be restarting, which could cause a processing or querying issue.
If SSAS slows to a crawl just when you need to deliver reports to stakeholders, your system might need to be optimized for high-concurrency workloads.
If your SSAS performance troubleshooting involves setting up traces or DMV queries, then you might be wasting time you could be spending on more strategic initiatives.
If you don't have a way to monitor SSIS packages to ensure that they're running as expected, you could be missing a key piece of the performance puzzle.
SolarWinds SQL Sentry empowers BI professionals to optimize performance of business-critical information. SQL Sentry helps you find and fix performance problems with SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS).
SQL Sentry helps you see bottlenecks related to SSAS memory and storage systems, aggregation usage, and unoptimized queries.
SQL Sentry supports both Multidimensional and Tabular modes, including a Top
With SQL Sentry, you can identify data and log files quickly and visualize how data is flowing through your disk system. You can also see SSAS internal cache activity as well as disk activity.
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