Question: How can I enhance theproductivity (performance) of my fact table load? Currently, I am loading 1million records in the fact table, which takes 6 hours 20 min.

Joe OatesAnswer: Thetime required to load a million records seems excessive. For example, on a dual processor, dualcore server with 32 GB of memory, we are extracting, transforming and loading(ETLing) more than 8 million fact records in an hour; this includes doingsurrogate key transformation for 12 dimensions.

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