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Server Architecture and Command Execution

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Unleashed Review Chapter 26

This chapter starts with a comprehensive diagram with the comment, “Server subsystems are responsible for the different steps in processing a command.” This chapter discusses “XML/A” though I see “XMLA” used in the Microsoft documentation. I believe both variants are correct but I will be preferring XMLA. To me, the letters sound like a call sign for a digtal satellite radio station.

I went online to see if I could find a comparable diagram, and while I did not, I will list some of the pages I believe are related to the material in this section (chapters 26 through 30):

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Client/Server Architecture and Multidimensional Databases

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Unleashed Book Review Chapter 3

“Data Is” or “Data Are”? I speak from the classical statistical and mathematics background. I have taught statistics at several universities, and the term data should be like people. I say phrases like “people are starting to get restless” because the singular term people should have a plural verb. Increasingly, I am reading books and periodicals which say “data is” and this book follows that standard. I believe these standards come from the publisher Pearson Education Inc., and may not represent the personal philosophy or practice of its authors. By this standard, people is still buying the book despite the break from mathematical culture.

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