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ISBN-13: 978-0735658189 ISBN-10: 0735658188 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Step by Step
  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (July 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735658188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735658189
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alberto Ferrari is a Business Intelligence consultant whose two main interests are in a methodological approach to the BI development lifecycle, and performance tuning of ETL and SQL code. His activities are related to designing and implementing solutions based on Integration Services and Analysis Services for the financial, manufacturing and statistical areas. He is also a book author and a speaker in international conferences such as PASS Summit, SQLRally and SQLBits. Alberto holds an SSAS Maestro certification.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin S. Goff on July 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
If you landed on this Amazon web page, it's likely that you had some interest in SSAS 2012 books on the Tabular Model. If that's the case, order this book and I assure you - not only won't be disappointed, you'll be happy you did.

This is an outstanding book. In the past I've seen some books (even decent books) that purport to cover one technology, but wind up covering so many other peripheral topics that the book loses sight of the original goal. This one doesn't - the content focuses precisely on the title: the BISM Tabular Model.

There are many little gems in here: from a small section on Kerberos (that helped me to understand something), to intricacies in DAX formulas, to recommendations on hierarchies, to implementing dynamic security. In addition to many complete chapters on the tabular model, here are some additional great chapters:

- The DAX chapters might even rival entire books on DAX. The authors managed to pack many examples into 2 chapters.

- The authors clearly communicate feature comparisons between the Tabular Model and the multidimensional model, and also which tabular features will work optimally (and which won't) when using the Tabular Model in PowerView.

- The chapter on security is excellent and covers several scenarios.

- The authors have a chapter towards the end on using XMLA to process Tabular Models. While I already knew most of this, I'm so glad to see authors covering this. Guys, thank you, THANK YOU.

- The authors cover advanced relationships, and show some examples of DAX formulas that you'll need to supplement bridge table scenarios.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Phil Milner on August 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
If you do Microsoft Business Intelligence beyond simple reporting, this book is a must buy.

The authors clearly explain how the new version of Analysis Services fits in the Microsoft BI family of products.
Now that's a big achievement because that tool (and advanced analysis) are not easily understood.

However Marco, Alberto and Chris are both master communicators and masters of the technology.
In addition, you will begin to understand the world of database/data analysis beyond the relational database.
In our world of big data warehouses, tools beyond the relation database are a must.

Having been a Microsoft Partner Consultant, BI Architect and chairman of a Microsoft BI User's Group, I'm keenly aware of how difficult it is to communicate these advanced concepts--and to turn them into practical solutions.

The return on your time for using this book will be several orders of magnitude, and the sooner you start, the bigger the return.

Heartfelt thanks to the authors for helping all of us in the Microsoft BI World see more clearly and create better solutions!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian C. Brown on November 7, 2013
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I was surprised to see the number of 4-star and 5-star reviews for this book, and even more surprised to see claims that it was well-written. I have come to expect technical books to contain occasional typos, and this one had a few, but in particular I simply had a hard time trying to understand what the authors were saying. I found myself re-reading some sections repeatedly and not gleaning the meaning of the words. And in a number of cases I saw examples that showed how things could be done one way or another, but not really clear on the difference.

But I'm not slamming this book because it still has a lot of useful content and may, in fact, be *the* book that people think of when they reach for a book on Tabular modeling or DAX. I simply wish it had been proofread and edited for better readability.
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By Matt Hughes on January 17, 2014
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I just started this book but some things are crystal clear already.
The knowledge-base of the authors is outstanding...no surprise there.
The depth of the content is outstanding...again no surprise.
The how-to exercises are well-written and very readable.
The sample data is well organized and well documented.
It has all the makings of a five star book and may very well end up being the quintessential read on tabular.
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By James on October 21, 2013
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When you put these three guys together, what do you expect. I really appreciate the amount of research time these guys save me through their blogs. The least I could do is buy their book only to realize that it's even more resourceful. Win win all the way.
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My workplace purchased this book and it is good introduction to the BISM Model in SQL Server 2012. I feel it lacks a bit more comparison between the classic tabular models and BISM. What is REALLY disappointing though, is that the Kindle edition is 10 USD more expensive than the physical copy. I wanted to buy this for my private Kindle library as well, but as a matter of principle I refuse to pay an additional 10 USD for the Kindle edition. Charging me more for Kindle e-books than the physical copy does not exactly make me a happy Kindle owner. Is this the future of Kindle e-books - paying a premium for a digital copy which is heavily restricted to my account/personal use? If yes, I'll pass and go back to paperbacks. I'll like the idea of e-books, and I somewhat accept being locked down by Amazons walled Kindle.-garden. But not so much I'll accept getting openly ripped off at the same time. With the heavy restrictions placed on Kindle content, I fully expect Kindle e-boos to be cheaper than the physical copies. Always!
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