Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX and DAX

Author: Sivakumar Harinath
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118237080
Format: PDF
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Understand Microsoft's dramatically updated new release of its premier toolset for business intelligence The first major update to Microsoft's state-of-the-art, complex toolset for business intelligence (BI) in years is now available and what better way to master it than with this detailed book from key members of the product's development team? If you're a database or data warehouse developer, this is the expert resource you need to build full-scale, multi-dimensional, database applications using Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services and related tools. Discover how to solve real-world BI problems by leveraging a slew of powerful new Analysis Services features and capabilities. These include the new DAX language, which is a more user-friendly version of MDX; PowerPivot, a new tool for performing simplified analysis of data; BISM, Microsoft's new Business Intelligence Semantic Model; and much more. Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services BI product and is written by key members of the Microsoft Analysis Services product development team Covers SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services, a major new release with a host of powerful new features and capabilities Topics include using the new DAX language, a simplified, more user-friendly version of MDX; PowerPivot, a new tool for performing simplified analysis of data; BISM, Microsoft's new Business Intelligence Semantic Model; and a new, yet-to-be-named BI reporting tool Explores real-world scenarios to help developers build comprehensive solutions Get thoroughly up to speed on this powerful new BI toolset with the timely and authoritative Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX.

Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Fourth Edition

Author: Brian Larson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259641480
Format: PDF
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Distribute Actionable, Timely BI with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 and Power BI Drive better, faster, more informed decision making across your organization using the expert tips and best practices featured in this hands-on guide. Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Fourth Edition, shows, step-by-step, how to distribute high-performance, custom analytics to users enterprise-wide. Discover how to build BI Semantic Models, create data marts and OLAP cubes, write MDX and DAX scripts, and share insights using Microsoft client tools. The book includes coverage of self-service business intelligence with Power BI. • Understand the goals and components of successful BI • Build data marts, OLAP cubes, and Tabular models • Load and cleanse data with SQL Server Integration Services • Manipulate and analyze data using MDX and DAX scripts and queries • Work with SQL Server Analysis Services and the BI Semantic Model • Author interactive reports using SQL Server Data Tools • Create KPIs and digital dashboards • Implement time-based analytics • Embed data model content in custom applications using ADOMD.NET • Use Power BI to gather, model, and visualize data in a self-service environment

Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models

Author: Chris Webb
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849689911
Format: PDF, Docs
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An easy-to-follow guide full of hands on examples of real-world Analysis Services cube development tasks. Each topic is explained and placed in context, and for the more inquisitive reader, there also more in-depth details of the concepts used. If you are an Analysis Services cube designer wishing to learn more advanced topic and best practices for cube design, this book is for you. You are expected to have some prior experience with Analysis Services cube development.

Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 with MDX

Author: Sivakumar Harinath
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118059573
Format: PDF, Docs
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When used with the MDX query language, SQL Server Analysis Services allows developers to build full-scale database applications to support such business functions as budgeting, forecasting, and market analysis. Shows readers how to build data warehouses and multi-dimensional databases, query databases, and use Analysis Services and other components of SQL Server to provide end-to-end solutions Revised, updated, and enhanced, the book discusses new features such as improved integration with Office and Excel 2007; query performance enhancements; improvements to aggregation designer, dimension designer, cube and dimension wizards, and cell writeback; extensibility and personalization; data mining; and more

MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services Cookbook

Author: Tomislav Piasevoli
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1786467887
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over 70 practical recipes to analyze multi-dimensional data in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services cubes About This Book Updated for SQL Server 2016, this book helps you take advantage of the new MDX commands and the new features introduced in SSAS Perform time-related, context-aware, and business related-calculations with ease to enrich your Business Intelligence solutions Collection of techniques to write flexible and high performing MDX queries in SSAS with carefully structured examples Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who has been involved in working with multidimensional data. If you are a multidimensional cube developer, a multidimensional database administrator, or a report developer who writes MDX queries to access multidimensional cube, this book will help you. If you are a power cube user or an experienced business analyst, you will also find this book invaluable in your data analysis. This book is for you are interested in doing more data analysis so that the management can make timely and accurate business decisions. What You Will Learn Grasp the fundamental MDX concepts, features, and techniques Work with sets Work with Time dimension and create time-aware calculations Make analytical reports compact, concise, and efficient Navigate cubes Master MDX for reporting with Reporting Services (new) Perform business analytics Design efficient cubes and efficient MDX queries Create metadata-driven calculations (new) Capture MDX queries and many other techniques In Detail If you're often faced with MDX challenges, this is a book for you. It will teach you how to solve various real-world business requirements using MDX queries and calculations. Examples in the book introduce an idea or a problem and then guide you through the process of implementing the solution in a step-by-step manner, inform you about the best practices and offer a deep knowledge in terms of how the solution works. Recipes are organized by chapters, each covering a single topic. They start slowly and logically progress to more advanced techniques. In case of complexity, things are broken down. Instead of one, there are series of recipes built one on top of another. This way you are able to see intermediate results and debug potential errors faster. Finally, the cookbook format is here to help you quickly identify the topic of interest and in it a wide range of practical solutions, that is – MDX recipes for your success. Style and approach This book is written in a cookbook format, where you can browse through and look for solutions to a particular problem in one place. Each recipe is short, to the point and grouped by relevancy. All the recipes are sequenced in a logical progression; you will be able to build up your understanding of the topic incrementally.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services

Author: Alberto Ferrari
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0735670110
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Fast Track to MDX

Author: Mark Whitehorn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846281822
Format: PDF, Docs
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Shows users and developers how to use MDX to effectively to provide relevant business information.

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Author: Paul Turley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118059549
Format: PDF
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Teaches solution architects, designers, and developers how to use Microsoft's reporting platform to create reporting and business intelligence (BI) solutions Updated with new information about holistic BI solutions, comprehensive OLAP/Analysis Services reporting, and complete production deployment scenarios Includes programming examples focused on specific, scenario-based solutions Explains reporting services architecture and business intelligence, teaches the fundamentals of designing reports through the use of careful planning considerations, and covers advanced report design and filtering techniques

Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions

Author: Randal Root
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143023489X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Business intelligence projects do not need to cost multi-millions of dollars or take months or even years to complete! Using rapid application development (RAD) techniques along with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, this book guides database administrators, SQL programmers, and report specialists in creating practical, cost-effective business intelligence solutions for their companies and departments. Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions provides practical examples of cost-effective business intelligence projects. Readers will be guided through several complete projects that build a foundation for real-world solutions. Even with limited experience using Microsoft's SQL Server, Integration Server, Analysis Server, and Reporting Server, you can leverage your existing knowledge of SQL programming and database design to provide users with the business intelligence reports they need. Provides recipes for multiple business intelligence scenarios Progresses from simple to advanced projects using several examples Shows Microsoft SQL Server technology used to complete real-world business intelligence projects

Tabular Modeling in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

Author: Marco Russo
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1509302905
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Build agile and responsive business intelligence solutions Create a semantic model and analyze data using the tabular model in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services to create corporate-level business intelligence (BI) solutions. Led by two BI experts, you will learn how to build, deploy, and query a tabular model by following detailed examples and best practices. This hands-on book shows you how to use the tabular model’s in-memory database to perform rapid analytics—whether you are new to Analysis Services or already 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 2015 • Integrate data from multiple sources into a single, coherent view of company information • Choose a data-modeling technique that meets your organization’s performance and usability requirements • Implement security by establishing administrative and data user roles • Define and implement partitioning strategies to reduce processing time • Use Tabular Model Scripting Language (TMSL) to execute and automate administrative tasks • Optimize your data model to reduce the memory footprint for VertiPaq • Choose between in-memory (VertiPaq) and pass-through (DirectQuery) engines for tabular models • Select the proper hardware and virtualization configurations • Deploy and manipulate tabular models from C# and PowerShell using AMO and TOM libraries Get code samples, including complete apps, at: https://aka.ms/tabular/downloads About This Book • For BI professionals who are new to SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services or already familiar with previous versions of the product, and who want the best reference for creating and maintaining tabular models. • Assumes basic familiarity with database design and business analytics concepts.