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1 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. Making the Transition from MDDB-based OLAP Applications to a SAS ® 9 OLAP Solution Ivy Parker SAS Technical Support Analyst Business Applications

2 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 2 SAS ® 9 OLAP Solution MDDB Apps “How do I make the transition?” ? ? ?

3 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 3 Questions to Answer Is it time to transition your SAS OLAP Solution? How does SAS 9 OLAP compare to Legacy OLAP? What benefits will be gained? ’s

4 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 4 What is OLAP? On-Line Analytical Processing  Fast access  Business answers  Multidimensional view  User-friendly

5 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 5 Question # 1 Is it time to transition your SAS OLAP Solution?

6 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Is Legacy OLAP providing for all of your OLAP reporting needs? Are you beginning to move other SAS applications to SAS 9? Are you receiving the performance and scalability that you expect for OLAP reporting? Would you like to take full advantage of the BI Platform in SAS 9, utilizing the various SAS 9 OLAP clients? What should you do with your existing SAS Legacy OLAP applications?

7 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 7 Question # 2 How does SAS 9 OLAP compare to SAS Legacy OLAP? SAS 9 OLAP Legacy OLAP

8 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 8 SAS 9 OLAP vs Legacy OLAP?  MDDB vs Cube Structure  Building MDDBs vs Cubes  Security  Query methods  Available Clients  OLAP Product Packaging  New Features

9 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 9 MDDB vs Cube Structure MDDB  Single physical file  2G size limit on NWAY subtable  Star Schema input supported via Distributed Multidimensional Metadata interface

10 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 10 MDDB vs Cube Structure MDDB Structure  Hierarchy  Category Variable  Analysis Variable

11 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 11 MDDB vs Cube Structure SAS 9 Cube  Distributed index and data files  No hard limit on physical cube size  Multi-threaded build and query process  Fully supports Star Schema input data

12 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 12 MDDB vs Cube Structure SAS 9 Cube Structure  Dimension  Hierarchy  Level  Member  Measure

13 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 13 SAS 9 Cube  Dimensions consist of Dimension Name Level Hierarchy Member Time Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4 YEAR QUARTER Level Of Detail

14 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 14 Building MDDBs vs Cubes Legacy OLAP  PROC MDDB  SAS/Warehouse Administrator  SAS Enterprise Guide 2.0  MDDB class in SCL SAS 9 OLAP  PROC OLAP  Cube Designer interface to PROC OLAP

15 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 15 SAS ® OLAP Cube Studio

16 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 16 Security Legacy OLAP  Operating system permissions  Password on MDDB  Access Control (ACL) defined in Metadata SAS 9 OLAP  Operating system permissions  Authentication defined in SAS Metadata Server  Member security defined with MDX

17 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 17 Query methods Legacy OLAP  MDDB Data Model  Ole DB for OLAP using limited MDX SAS 9 OLAP  MDX

18 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 18 OLAP Clients Legacy OLAP  SAS/EIS ®  SAS ® AppDev Studio 2.0  SAS MDDB Report Viewer  SAS ® Enterprise Guide 2.0  Third-Party Clients

19 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 19 OLAP Clients SAS 9 OLAP  SAS ® Enterprise Guide 3.0  SAS ® Web OLAP Viewer for.Net  SAS ® Web Report Studio  SAS ® Information Delivery Portal  SAS ® AppDev Studio 3.0  SAS ® Web OLAP Viewer for Java  Third-Party Clients

20 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 20 OLAP Product Packaging Version 8 OLAP  SAS/MDDB Server  SAS OLAP Server SAS 9 OLAP  SAS OLAP Server

21 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 21 New Features for SAS 9 Cubes  Ragged and Unbalanced Hierarchies  Calculated Members & Named Sets  Member Properties  Multi-threaded Processing  Multi-language Support  SAS OLAP Server Monitor

22 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 22 Question # 3 What benefits will be gained? ’s

23 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 23 Benefits  SAS 9 Business Intelligence Platform  Availability of latest SAS OLAP Clients  Improved Performance & Scalability  Consistent Interfaces  Ole DB for OLAP Compliant  Continued support for Legacy OLAP applications  New features available with SAS 9 Cubes

24 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 24 SAS ® Enterprise Guide 3.0

25 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 25 SAS ® Web OLAP Viewer for.Net

26 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 26 SAS ® Web Report Studio

27 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 27 SAS ® Web OLAP Viewer for Java

28 Copyright © 2005, SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 28 Key Questions Answered  Now is the time to consider a SAS 9 OLAP Solution  SAS 9 OLAP has much more to offer  Many benefits gained by transitioning to SAS 9 OLAP

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