Alberto Ferrari is a consultant and trainer for the BI development area with the Microsoft suite for Business Intelligence. His main interests are in the methodological approaches to BI development and he works as a trainer for software houses that need to design complex BI solutions.He co-authored the "SqlBI Methodology", which can be found on the SqlBI site.
Chris Webb has been working with Microsoft Business Intelligence tools for almost ten years in a variety of roles and industries. He is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK, specializing in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services and the MDX query language. He is the co-author of "MDX Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase", is a regular speaker at conferences, and blogs on BI at cwebbbi.spaces.live.com. He is a recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional award for his work in the SQL Server community.
Marco Russo is a consultant and trainer in software development based in Italy, focusing on development for Microsoft Windows operating systems. He's involved in several Business Intelligence projects, including those of relational and multidimensional warehouse design, with particular experience in sectors like banking and financial services, manufacturing and commercial distribution.
He previously wrote several books about .NET and recently co-authored "Introducing Microsoft LINQ" and "Programming Microsoft LINQ", both published by Microsoft Press. He also wrote "The many-to-many revolution", a mini-book about many-to-many dimension relationships in Analysis Services, and co-authored the "SQLBI Methodology" with Alberto Ferrari. Marco is a founder of SQLBI (sqlbi.com) and his blog is available at sqlblog.com/blogs/marco_russo
Moreover, it's done in a way that is accessible or very easy to read.
This is not a criticism in any way - a seasoned SSAS developer should read this book - but I view this more as a strong intermediate-advanced book.
This was a great little introductory chapter that took the principles of Kimball and Inmon and applied them to Analysis Services.
I found it pretty handy and helped me solving my couple of issues I had been facing in my previous assignments.Published 9 days ago by Parminder Jit Singh
I am mind boggled at all the positive reviews regarding this book. There are several problems with it:
- I realize this is not meant to be a step by step instructios... Read more
There is so much more than just providing a good cube design when it comes to use and usability there are many technical facets, this book covers them all and is a great reference.Published 11 months ago by Faenoel
Marc does a great job with making an often difficult topic easy to grasp and work with for non-experts. Read morePublished 14 months ago by B. P. ODwyer
Cubes are where our company data are going to reside. Instead of having 200 reports, we are going to have maybe a dozen cubes and let people slice and dice the data whatever way... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Thomas C Bloodgood
Have read this book, the information for me just enough, book contains setting about cube SQL server 2008 for sql cube developerPublished 21 months ago by arieono
This introduction to this book states that the reader should view this material as the author’s views and recommendations on a variety of BI topics as it relates to business... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jim W.
I've only managed to slog through the first few chapters and I'm scratching my head as to why this book got any 5 star ratings at all. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Big Hat
Simply the best "techy" book I have ever bought. It covers deep enough several topics in order to understand the solutions proposed to real-world scenarios and give you the tools... Read morePublished on June 29, 2012 by Douglas Acosta