March 10th Meeting at 4 PM PST – Analysis Services – Monitoring Overview presented by Alan Faulkner

Welcome to this month’s meeting!  As a member of Oregon Data Community you are also a member of the PNW Data Community!  All of the local data groups are working together, and this month the Olympia SQL User Group will be the hosts for the March meeting.

We are now using Teams!   Link will be published closer to the meeting

In order to encourage questions during the presentation, we want people to use the raise hands option in Teams and not talk over each other. Please be mindful of the other attendees!

We will be starting at 4:00 PM

Schedule (may be fluid):
4:00 – 4:15 PM – Announcements and other information
4:15 PM – 1st Presentation

Our wonderful sponsors are providing gifts each month!

Title: Analysis Services – Monitoring Overview


Abstract:  Analysis Services has several different tools to help you monitor and
tune the performance of your servers. The choice of tool depends on the type of
monitoring or tuning to be done and the particular events to be monitored.  In this
presentation, we will explore several different monitoring tools that range from
monitoring the health of Azure Analysis Services servers to profiling data for SQL
Server Analysis Services events enabling you to monitor server and database

Presenter: Alan Faulkner is a manager in the Technology Consulting practice of Ernst & Young
LLP.  Within technology consulting Alan sits within the Microsoft Data & AI domain
as a data engineer and architect. Alan has more than 20 years of progressive
technical experience with managing, consulting, software development, data
integration architecture, data architecture, and business intelligence development
projects.  His focus is to work closely with stakeholders to develop data
architecture frameworks that align with organizational strategy, processes, and IT

He specializes in Data Architecture and Data Modeling within the Microsoft
eco-system.  Additionally, he has experience with Business Intelligence, Data
Warehousing, and database architecture solutions. Alan utilizes his experiences with
Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Database Architecture on client
engagements to deliver timely solutions. Additionally, Alan stands out in his
ability to map business requirements to Azure technical architectures, while
centering solutions on delivering value to the business.

Prior to joining EY, Alan worked at 3Cloud within the Solution Architect team and
Pragmatic Works where their specialty is Microsoft data-focused solutions. With a
broad understanding of Microsoft data and cloud technologies, he worked closely with
the sales organization to provide technical architecture and project scope for their
customers. He holds a degree from DeVry University where he earned his B.S. in
Computer Information Systems.

Recently, he served as a Technical Editor on the book  Hands-On SQL Server Analysis
Services – Design and query tabular and multi-dimensional models using Microsoft’s
SQL Server Analysis

Here’s Alan!!!

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