Thursday, August 27, 2009

What next?

As I can see that shimmer of light at the end of the tunnel I have to start thinking "what do I do with a binary SAS reader/writer?"

I originally started down this path with the goal of avoiding having to read/write SAS using XML Now that I am nearing the finish, I am trying to determine what comes after this (other than a quiet, non-working evening).

Where I am leaning right now is an Excel add-in or something in that space. I think Excel/SAS is one of the biggest areas of opportunity and an area that frankly does not get enough attention, IMO. SQL Server add-ins are another possible option so SAS can be supported in SSIS. It is early in this mulling period though so I would appreciate any thoughts people have on what they would like to see.

Cisco Information Server (CIS) and MS OLAP

Ok, so my recent issue was integrating CIS with Microsoft OLAP cubes. The normal way to do this is to set up MS OLAP (SSAS) with a website a...