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Teaser: SSAS Cache Warming with PowerShell

You may be thinking oh-no, not another one. Allan Mitchell recently posted an example of an SSIS package that would warm the SSAS cache which is an updated version with a slightly simpler SSIS data flow from something Chris Webb originally blogged. Being a PowerShell fan as I read Allan's post I realised that most of the tasks mapped to native PowerShell cmdlets and I already had PowerShell code to execute an MDX command, so all I was missing was someway of reading in the trace data.

What I ended up with was the following 3 line script which uses 2 native and 2 custom cmdlets to do the same thing as Allan's SSIS package.



Tags: performance, script, cache


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