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Teach yourself the fundamentals of SQL Server Analysis Services—one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the guidance you need to build flexible and powerful solutions that meet the analytical needs of your organization.

Discover how to:

  • Start building cubes using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Business Intelligence designers
  • Create dimensions and measure groups to build, browse, and modify OLAP cubes
  • Design objects to handle unique financial analysis requirements
  • Improve query performance with aggregations and user hierarchies
  • Customize cubes with multi-dimensional expressions (MDX) and other advanced design techniques
  • Use actions to integrate Web pages, reporting applications, and drillthrough capabilities with cubes
  • Manage role-based security and restrict data access
  • Deploy and maintain a database in a production environment

CD features

  • All practice exercises and answer files
  • Fully searchable eBook

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Synopsis:

Your hands-on, practical guide to Microsoft SQL ServerTM 2005 Analysis Services. Get started using Business Intelligence tools that simplify data analysis and with this popular, learn-by-doing tutorial. Includes data sets and sample code on CD. Your hands-on guide to learning Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Microsoft's customizable analysis solution for business data modeling and interpretation. Analysis Services is a powerful tool for business intelligence, so understanding the essentials--how to create a cube, as well as how to deploy, customize, and extend the basic calculations--is critical to harnessing the full benefits of SQL Server. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to get started, how to build scalable analytical applications, and how to use and administer advanced features. Interactivity features (enhanced in SQL Server 2005), data translation, and security are also covered in detail. With Step By Step, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises. Whether you're a beginning programmer or new to this version of the technology, you'll understand the fundamental techniques for using Analysis Services. A companion CD includes data sets and sample code.

About the Author

Reed Jacobson is a senior architect in Hitachi Consultings Business Intelligence practice. He has authored several training courses and books, including Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Step by Step.

Hitachi Consulting, a division of Hitachi Ltd., is a global business and IT consulting firm serving Fortune 2000 companies. It is a leader in developing corporate training and custom solutions for Reporting Services

Stacia Misner, MCITP, MCTS, is a consultant and trainer specializing in Microsoft business intelligence solutions. She has more than 20 years of IT experience and has written several books on SQL Server, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step. Stacia is also one of the first to earn the new SQL Server Analysis Services Maestro certification.

Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Getting Started with Analysis Services
  • Chapter 1: Understanding Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
  • Chapter 2: Understanding OLAP and Analysis Services
  • Chapter 3: Building Your First Cube
Part II: Design Fundamentals
  • Chapter 4: Designing Dimensions
  • Chapter 5: Designing Measure Groups and Measures
  • Chapter 6: Working with a Finance Measure Group
  • Chapter 7: Designing Aggregations and Hierarchies
Part III: Advanced Design
  • Chapter 8: Using MDX
  • Chapter 9: Exploring Special Features
  • Chapter 10: Interacting with Cubes
Part IV: Production Management
  • Chapter 11: Implementing Security
  • Chapter 12: Managing Partitions and Database Processing
  • Chapter 13: Managing Deployment
GlossaryAppendix : About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735621992
Author:
Jacobson, Reed
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Editor:
Misner, Stacia
Editor:
Hitachi Consulting
Author:
Jacobsen, Reed
Author:
Hitachi Consulting Services
Author:
Misner, Stacia
Author:
Hitachi Consulting
Subject:
Relational databases
Subject:
Database Management - SQL Server
Subject:
OLAP technology
Subject:
Database Management - General
Subject:
Database-SQL
Subject:
Database design
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Step by Step
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 x 1.02 in 1.76 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Your hands-on, practical guide to Microsoft SQL ServerTM 2005 Analysis Services. Get started using Business Intelligence tools that simplify data analysis and with this popular, learn-by-doing tutorial. Includes data sets and sample code on CD. Your hands-on guide to learning Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Microsoft's customizable analysis solution for business data modeling and interpretation. Analysis Services is a powerful tool for business intelligence, so understanding the essentials--how to create a cube, as well as how to deploy, customize, and extend the basic calculations--is critical to harnessing the full benefits of SQL Server. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to get started, how to build scalable analytical applications, and how to use and administer advanced features. Interactivity features (enhanced in SQL Server 2005), data translation, and security are also covered in detail. With Step By Step, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises. Whether you're a beginning programmer or new to this version of the technology, you'll understand the fundamental techniques for using Analysis Services. A companion CD includes data sets and sample code.
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