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MDM White Papers

With the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 nearly upon us, it's a safe bet that the number of technical articles for MDS will start to increase a bit. In the meantime, I felt it was worth mentioning a few older MDM White Papers that may come in useful: Master Data Management (MDM) Hub Architecture by Roger Walter - Whereas you can find plenty of info on the web about the practice of MDM, this white paper provides some simple but good technical examples of how to approach MDM. Data Integration Solutions for Master Data Management by Elizabeth Vitt - This one is from a while back, but it brings SSIS into the mix so that you can see how SSIS can help with an MDM initiative. So again it's got some good technical examples. I've not seen too many articles covering MDM with SSIS on the web, so I felt that it was especially worth a mention. The What, Why, and How of Master Data Management by Roger Wolter and Kirk Haselden - This white paper covers the reasons to carry out MDM, plus explains the process of developing an MDM solution.

PerformancePoint Planning Performance Tuning White Paper

A PerformancePoint Planning white paper has recently been published that documents the performance and scalability of Planning Server. Included are some very interesting test results that will come in handy when planning the deployment of PPS for a large number of users. There are also a few tips for the Excel add-in and configuration of the Planning Server. The following page contains links to both the new Planning white paper and also to a Monitoring white paper that was published a while ago: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb660521.aspx