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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The Bism Tabular Model

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Build agile and responsive Business Intelligence solutions

Analyze tabular data using the BI Semantic Model (BISM) in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services—and discover a simpler method for creating corporate-level BI solutions. Led by three BI experts, you’ll learn how to build, deploy, and query a BISM tabular model with step-by-step guides, examples, and best practices. This hands-on book shows you how the tabular model’s in-memory database enables you to perform rapid analytics—whether you’re a professional BI developer new to Analysis Services or familiar with its multidimensional model.

Discover how to:

  • Determine when a tabular or multidimensional model is right for your project
  • Build a tabular model using SQL Server Data Tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Integrate data from multiple sources into a single, coherent view of company information
  • Use the Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX) language to create calculated columns, measures, and queries
  • Choose a data modeling technique that meets your organization’s performance and usability requirements
  • Optimize your data model for better performance with xVelocity storage engine
  • Manage complex data relationships, such as multicolumn, banding, and many-to-many
  • Implement security by establishing administrative and data user roles

Synopsis:

Create Business Intelligence (BI) solutions with the Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) Tabular model—and discover a simpler method for analyzing business data. Led by three BI experts, youll learn how to use several BISM tools, such as the Vertipaq in-memory storage engine, the DAX programming language, and the semantic model that enables data navigation. Whether youre experienced with the BISM Multidimensional model or a SQL Server developer new to Analysis Services, this book is the ideal way to get started with the BISM Tabular model.

Topics include:

  • BISM architecture
  • Loading data inside the tabular model
  • Basics of the DAX language
  • Understanding evaluation contexts
  • Querying tabular
  • Understanding time intelligence in DAX

About the Author

Marco Russo is a founder of DevLeap. He is a regular contributor to developer user communities and is an avid blogger on Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence and other Microsoft technologies. Marco provides consulting and training to professional developers on the Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft SQL Server. He wrote "Programming Microsoft LINQ" and "Introducing Microsoft LINQ" with Paolo Pialorsi, "Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services" with Alberto Ferrari and Chris Webb, and is the author of two books in Italian about C# and the common language runtime.

Alberto Ferrari has achieved Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Maestro status and is a consultant and trainer who specializes in developing Microsoft BI solutions. He is the coauthor of Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 and Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services and SQLBI Methodology.

Table of Contents

ForewordIntroductionChapter 1: Introducing the Tabular ModelChapter 2: Getting Started with the Tabular ModelChapter 3: Loading Data Inside TabularChapter 4: DAX BasicsChapter 5: Understanding Evaluation ContextChapter 6: Querying TabularChapter 7: DAX AdvancedChapter 8: Understanding Time Intelligence in DAXChapter 9: Understanding xVelocity and DirectQueryChapter 10: Building HierarchiesChapter 11: Data Modeling in TabularChapter 12: Using Advanced Tabular RelationshipsChapter 13: The Tabular Presentation LayerChapter 14: Tabular and PowerPivotChapter 15: SecurityChapter 16: Interfacing with TabularChapter 17: Tabular DeploymentChapter 18: Optimizations and MonitoringDAX Functions Reference

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735658189
Author:
Russo, Marco And Alberto Ferrari, Chris Webb.
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
Russo, Marco
Author:
erto
Author:
Webb, Chris
Author:
Ferrari, Alberto
Author:
Ferrari, Alb
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
BISM;SQL Server;analysis services;business intelligence;dax
Subject:
Database Management - General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Step by Step
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 in

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Create Business Intelligence (BI) solutions with the Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) Tabular model—and discover a simpler method for analyzing business data. Led by three BI experts, youll learn how to use several BISM tools, such as the Vertipaq in-memory storage engine, the DAX programming language, and the semantic model that enables data navigation. Whether youre experienced with the BISM Multidimensional model or a SQL Server developer new to Analysis Services, this book is the ideal way to get started with the BISM Tabular model.

Topics include:

  • BISM architecture
  • Loading data inside the tabular model
  • Basics of the DAX language
  • Understanding evaluation contexts
  • Querying tabular
  • Understanding time intelligence in DAX

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