MicroStrategy prefers de-normalized snowflake schemas, but this does not mean it is always necessary to “snowflake” your dimensions. MicroStrategy architecture can work with a star schema as well. This article coves various design considerations for MicroStrategy that includes techniques for certain situations to make MicroStrategy perform as well with a star schema as it does with snowflake schema.
Every snowflake/star schema requirement specific to MicroStrategy is outlined and explained below. In addition, most of these techniques are the preferred way for any Data Mart, regardless of the reporting tool you use.