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Now in its second edition, this invaluable reference explains why MDX (MulitDimensional eXpressions) is the most widely accepted software used for dimensional application. You'll learn how to build effective multidimensional data warehouses and you'll gain the necessary skills to access and analyze data to make better business decisions.
After a brief overview of the syntax and semantics of the MDX language, the authors move directly to the tutorial, providing practical examples of MDX in use. With more than 60 percent revised and updated content, this new edition addresses the increased number of analytical applications that use MDX. The authors cover both the changes in the MDX language itself as well as major changes in its implementation with the latest software releases of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase.
This unrivaled book includes:
The companion Web site includes a collection of sample databases and code for use in Analysis Services and Essbase, and an MDX query interface for Essbase.
Sivakumar Harinath is the Test Lead for Analysis Services 2005 at Microsoft.
Christopher Webb is a technical architect who specializes in BI solutions at IMS Health in London.
Dylan Hai Huang is currently working as a program manager in Microsoft Office Business Application Team. Before joining the current team, he had been working in Microsoft Analysis Service Performance Team. His main interests are business intelligence, high performance computation and data mining.
Francesco Civardi is Chief Scientist at DaisyLabs, a Business Intelligence Company. He is also Professor of Data Analysis Tools and Techniques at the Catholic Universities of Brescia and Cremona.
This is an excellent MDX reference, including canned solutions to common reporting requirements, and is still quite relevant for SSAS 2008. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Piers Williams
Like many other reviewers I have to say that this is THE most comprehensive MDX reference out there (unfortunately). Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by Misha_From_LA
Information in the book was very good despite the bad grammar usage in several places. This made it difficult to follow at times, but this was the exception instead of the rule. Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by Patricia Carter
This book is the first MDX book that makes MDX easy to understand. It explains it in a way that takes all the mystery out of the language and helps you understand how it works. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by Michael Davis
This is a fantastic reference guide, with clear, easy to read samples and great description about MDX language concepts, terms, functions & syntax. Read morePublished on October 19, 2009 by nine.jack.nine
This book is the most definitive guide on the subject of MDX. The book is very well organized and the examples are practical and make perfect sense. Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by Abhishek Srivastava
This book is the best MDX I have ever read and is deserving a 5 star rating; however, I, like many others, am unable to execute most of the samples because of the "dimension... Read morePublished on August 31, 2009 by Thong Q. Tran
I have read several MDX related books and there are in my opinion three categories of those: books where MDX is a "byproduct" focused mainly on OLAP, books that are fascinated by... Read morePublished on January 12, 2009 by Peter Dolina