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A Set of Boon Tools – SSAS DMVs in SQL Server 2012

Hi All,

As you must have heard or started using DMVs (Dynamic Management View) available in SQL Server to get information about local server operations and server health. But today I would like to focus specially on DMVs for monitoring SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services) and dig-down to find out how powerful it can be.

DMVs for SSAS are known as “Analysis Services Dynamic Management View“. We can query these views by simple T-SQL SELECT statement. When use these views, they exposes analysis services schema rowsets in form of table, hence information presented will become self-explanatory.

Major benefits of using Analysis Services DMVs:

  1. DMV queries return information about operations and resource consumption that are not available through other means.
  2. DMV queries are an alternative to running XMLA Discover commands. For most administrators, writing a DMV query is simpler because the query syntax is based on SQL.
  3. Resultset of DMVs is table rather than XML so it’s not difficult to interpret the results.

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