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Cubing Ser vices provide a modelba sed opt i m i zat ion adv i sor t hat recommends materialized query tables (MQTs) to optimize access to the base relational tables. This two-level caching mechanism provides good response times for frequently used and highly aggregated data, while still providing access to rarely used and detailed data. Any SQL coming into the data warehouse can leverage these MQTs, perhaps providing a performance boost to traditional reporting as well. Design Studio models the OLAP cube as an extension of the physical data model. An OLAP model defines how cube structures of dimension, hierarchies and measures map to the relational tables. Create a cube model from scratch or use a quick-start wizard. The quick-start wizard examines the underlying relational database model and determines the measures and dimensions to provide a starting point. You can add measurers or dimension attributes and define the hierarchies before it’s deployed to a cube server. The Administration Console is used to define a cube server, assign cubes to a cube server and manage the cube server. A cube server can have many cubes and a cube can be assigned to multiple cube servers. When the cube is started, the dimension members are loaded into the member cache and, if a seed query is defined, the data cache will be pre-populated. Microsoft* Excel is the most widely used BI tool today. Cubing Services provide an ODBO plugin to Excel, which allows dynamic access to Cubing Services cubes from Excel pivot tables. Full-featured BI tools such as Cognos provide support for Cubing Services. provides a basic, yet complete, toolkit for building your warehouse. Andy Perkins is a member of IBM’s Data Warehousing on System z SWAT team where he specializes in data warehouse tooling like InfoSphere Warehouse for System z. He has been with IBM for more than 26 years and has more than 20 years of datawarehousing experience. He can be reached at aperkin@us.ibm.com mmm$\WnijWh$Yec 7\j[h(&o[WhiWdZj^ekiWdZie\_dijWbbWj_edi" <Wn IjWh_iWfhel[diebkj_edmehbZm_Z[$ <Wn IjWhm_bb[d^WdY[h[fehji"Z[i_]dY^[Yai" Yh[Wj[\ehci"WdZZ[b_l[h_d\ehcWj_edl_W\Wn" [cW_b"NCB"WdZ;:?$ Simplified Data Warehouse for System z InfoSphere Warehouse for System z brings to t he mainf rame env ironment t he graphically based warehouse tooling distributed users have long enjoyed and _d\e6\WnijWh$Yec .&&#)(-#/.+/ J U LY/A UGUS T 20 09 ibms ystemsmag .com /mainframe 41

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Table of Contents
Editor’s Desk: Cooking Up a Data Solution
Trends: IBM’s Scorpion Team Provides an Updated Method for Analyzing and Optimizing IT Infrastructures
Focus on Storage: Tivoli Storage Manager 6 Accommodates Surging Data
Case Study: Insurance Company Swiss Mobiliar Uses BMC Software’s APPTUNE to Ensure its Applications Perform Well
Cover Story: An Integrated Data-Management Approach Supports Data Throughout its Lifecycle
Feature: InfoSphere Warehouse Expands Data-Warehouse Tooling to the System z for Operational BI Functionality
Technical Corner: Planning for a z/OS V1.9 Migration
Product News
Advertiser’s Index
Stop Run: IBM Jams Tap Into the Power of the Crowd
Reference Point
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Cover2
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Editor’s Desk: Cooking Up a Data Solution
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Trends: IBM’s Scorpion Team Provides an Updated Method for Analyzing and Optimizing IT Infrastructures
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 13
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Focus on Storage: Tivoli Storage Manager 6 Accommodates Surging Data
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 20a
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 20b
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 20c
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 20d
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Case Study: Insurance Company Swiss Mobiliar Uses BMC Software’s APPTUNE to Ensure its Applications Perform Well
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Cover Story: An Integrated Data-Management Approach Supports Data Throughout its Lifecycle
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 32
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Feature: InfoSphere Warehouse Expands Data-Warehouse Tooling to the System z for Operational BI Functionality
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Technical Corner: Planning for a z/OS V1.9 Migration
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Product News
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Advertiser’s Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Stop Run: IBM Jams Tap Into the Power of the Crowd
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - July/August 2009 - Reference Point
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