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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 : Analysis Services with MDX and DAX

ISBN: 9781118101100 | 1118101103
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wrox
Pub. Date: 10/2/2012

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Professional SQL Server 2011 Analysis Services with MDX and DAX shows readers how to build sophisticated business intelligence solutions using SQL Server Analysis Services, along with SQL Server Integration and Reporting Services. The authors begin with an overview showing how Analysis Services can be used to build data warehouses and multi-dimensional databases. They then quickly move to a tutorial that describes the development process for building dimensions and cubes from various data sources. The authors show how MDX and the more simplified version of MDX, DAX, can be used to query databases to provide sophisticated analysis of business problems. They will demonstrate a variety of techniques against real-world case scenarios. They will also show how Analysis Services can be used with other components of SQL Server, including Integration Services, Reporting Services, and Data Mining to provide comprehensive, end-to-end solutions. The 2011 book will be more than 50% new and revised to cover new features and enhancements, including: Improved integration with Excel and SharePoint 2010 The new DAX language, which is a more simplified, user-friendly version of MDX. PowerPivot, a new tool for performing simplified analysis of data. Integration of Analysis Services with PowerPivot, plus enhancements to PowerPivot, including Key Performance Indicators. The new Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM). Significant enhancements to Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) A new BI tool, code-named Crescent, that will revolutionize how data is reported. Integration with the Vertipaq engine for improved performance.


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