You'll explore everything that Analysis Services 2008 has to offer and examinethe important features of this product with the help of step-by-step instructionson building multi-dimensional databases. Within each chapter, you will not only learn how to use the features, but you'll also discover more about the features at a user level and what happens behind the scenes to make things work. You'll get a look at how features really operate, enabling you to understand how to use them to their full potential. Plus, you'll sharpen your ability to debug problems that you might not have been able to otherwise.
What you will learn from this book
The basic concepts of using Analysis Services and the common operations you need to design your databases
How to create multi-dimensional databases (such as multiple measure groups, business intelligence wizards, key performance indicators, and more)
Methods for extending MDX via external functions
Ways to administer your Analysis Services programmatically and design and optimize your cube for best performance
How data mining along with Microsoft Office 2007 makes it easy to use and effective to perform analysis on data
Who this book is for
This book is for database and data warehouse developers and administrators interested in exploiting the power of business intelligence and leveraging the SQL Server 2008 tool set.
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Matt Carroll is currently a Senior Development Lead on the SQL Server Integration Services team at Microsoft. Prior to this, he spent 10 years working on the SQL Server Analysis Services team as a developer and then development lead. He's presented on Analysis Services at VSLive and compiled and edited the whitepaper "OLAP Design Best Practices for Analysis Services 2005."
Sethu Meenakshisundaram has more than 20 years of Enterprise System Software Development experience. Sethu spent a good portion of his career at Sybase Inc. in architecture, development, and management building world class OLTP and OLAP Database Systems. Sethu was instrumental in developing and leading highly complex clustered systems of Adaptive Server Enterprise. Early in the '90s, Sethu developed a version of Sybase Adaptive Server running on the Windows platform. Most recently he was an Architect in the SQL Server BI team driving technology and partner strategy. Prior to Microsoft, Sethu managed all of Server development as Senior Director at Sybase including building teams in the U.S., India, and China. He is currently a Vice President in charge of Technology Strategy at SAP Labs, USA.
Rob Zare is a program manager on the SQL Server development team. He's worked on the product since shortly before the first service pack of SQL Server 2000. During that time, he's focused primarily on Analysis Services, though for the next major release of SQL Server he'll be focused on Integration Services. He is the co-author of Fast Track to MDX and regularly speaks at major technical conferences around the world.
Denny Lee is a Senior Program Manager based out of Redmond, WA in the SQLCAT Best Practices Team. He has more than 12 years experience as a developer and consultant implementing software solutions to complex OLTP and data warehousing problems. His industry experience includes accounting, human resources, automotive, retail, web analytics, telecommunications, and healthcare. He had helped create the first OLAP Services reporting application in production at Microsoft and is a co-author of "SQL Server 2000 Data Warehousing with Analysis Services" and "Transforming Healthcare through Information [Ed. Joan Ash] (2008)". In addition to contributing to the SQLCAT Blog, SQL Server Best Practices, and SQLCAT.com, you can also review Denny's Space (http://denster.spaces.live.com). Denny specializes in developing solutions for Enterprise Data Warehousing, Analysis Services, and Data Mining; he also has focuses in the areas of Privacy and Healthcare.
No, it's not an "end-to-end Microsoft BI book" - it could never even be an "end-to-end SSAS Multidimensional book", considering the intentionally limited coverage of MDX - and no,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dimitri Shvorob
The book is way too large and covers topics that you should already know going in from a MS SQL background.Published 3 months ago by iris