Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX and DAX

Author: Sivakumar Harinath,Ronald Pihlgren,Denny Guang-Yeu Lee,John Sirmon,Robert M. Bruckner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237080

Category: Computers

Page: 1176

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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.
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Applied Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services

Tabular Modeling

Author: Teo Lachev

Publisher: Prologika

ISBN: 9780976635352

Category: Computers

Page: 403

View: 5600

A guide to tabular modeling of the Innovative Business Intelligence Semantic Model describes such tasks as integrating data from multiple sources, implementing business calculations and KiIs, and designing cached and real-time data access.
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Expert Cube Development with SSAS Multidimensional Models

Author: Chris Webb,Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849689911

Category: Computers

Page: 402

View: 665

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.
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Professional Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 with MDX

Author: Sivakumar Harinath,Robert Zare,Sethu Meenakshisundaram,Matt Carroll,Denny Guang-Yeu Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118059573

Category: Computers

Page: 1056

View: 6556

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
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Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Author: Chris Webb,Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781847197238

Category: Computers

Page: 361

View: 1970

Design and implement fast, scalable and maintainable cubes with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services with this book and eBook
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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Author: Paul Turley,Thiago Silva,Bryan C. Smith,Ken Withee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118059549

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 4254

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
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Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Cube Development

Author: Simon Lidberg

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849689512

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 7118

As a practical tutorial for Analysis Services, get started with developing cubes. "Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Cube Development" walks you through the basics, working with SSAS to build cubes and get them up and running.Written for SQL Server developers who have not previously worked with Analysis Services. It is assumed that you have experience with relational databases, but no prior knowledge of cube development is required. You need SQL Server 2012 in order to follow along with the exercises in this book.
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Practical MDX Queries: For Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008

Author: Art Tennick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071713379

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 6686

300+ ready-to-use, powerful MDX queries This hands-on guide shows you how to use Multi-Dimensional Expressions (MDX) to extract business intelligence from multi-dimensional cubes. Practical MDX Queries contains more than 300 downloadable MDX queries that can be applied across a wide variety of business intelligence-related problems. The use, syntax, and results of each query are described in detail. The book emphasizes MDX for use with SSAS within SSMS, but the techniques and queries also apply to SSRS, SSIS, MDX in SQL, MDX in DMX, MDX in XMLA, WinForms, WebForms, PerformancePoint Server, ProClarity, and many third-party applications. Work with dimensions, hierarchies, levels, and members Navigate both horizontally and vertically across dimensions and hierarchies Sort the results of your queries Access subsets of dimension members and measure values using the Where clause and Filter function Use MDX query calculations Extract and manipulate dates and times Produce totals, subtotals, and changes cross time using aggregate and other functions Create, visualize, and manipulate sets Work with perspectives, subselects, and subcubes Display and hide empty cells Use, modify, format, and create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Deliver MDX query results to end users
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible

Author: Adam Jorgensen,Jorge Segarra,Patrick LeBlanc,Jose Chinchilla,Aaron Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118282175

Category: Computers

Page: 1416

View: 9950

Harness the powerful new SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to this product since 2005, and it may change how database administrators and developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're a database administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible teaches you everything you need to take full advantage of this major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the new features of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how to develop top-notch SQL Server databases and new data connections and keep your databases performing at peak. The book is crammed with specific examples, sample code, and a host of tips, workarounds, and best practices. In addition, downloadable code is available from the book's companion web site, which you can use to jumpstart your own projects. Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 for database administrators and developers Covers all the software's new features and capabilities, including SQL Azure for cloud computing, enhancements to client connectivity, and new functionality that ensures high-availability of mission-critical applications Explains major new changes to the SQL Server Business Intelligence tools, such as Integration, Reporting, and Analysis Services Demonstrates tasks both graphically and in SQL code to enhance your learning Provides source code from the companion web site, which you can use as a basis for your own projects Explores tips, smart workarounds, and best practices to help you on the job Get thoroughly up to speed on SQL Server 2012 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible.
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The Definitive Guide to DAX

Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI

Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735698376

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 529

This comprehensive and authoritative guide will teach you the DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Leading Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, how DAX behaves differently from other languages, and how to use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. If you want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable power and flexibility, this no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Excel, and Power BI Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and error handling Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions Perform time-based calculations: YTD, MTD, previous year, working days, and more Work with expanded tables, complex functions, and elaborate DAX expressions Perform calculations over hierarchies, including parent/child hierarchies Use DAX to express diverse and unusual relationships Measure DAX query performance with SQL Server Profiler and DAX Studio
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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration

Author: Adam Jorgensen,Bradley Ball,Steven Wort,Ross LoForte,Brian Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118859197

Category: Computers

Page: 936

View: 7224

Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014 Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes. Improve oversight with better management and monitoring Protect your work with enhanced security features Upgrade performance tuning, scaling, replication, and clustering Learn new options for backup and recovery Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes a companion website with sample code and efficient automation utilities, plus a host of tips, tricks, and workarounds that will make your job as a DBA or database architect much easier. Stop getting frustrated with administrative issues and start taking control. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your roadmap to mastering the update and creating solutions that work.
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services

An Expert Cookbook

Author: Reza Rad,Pedro Perfeito

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849685258

Category: Computers

Page: 564

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Over 100 expert recipes to design, create, and deploy SSIS packages with this book and ebook.
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SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Development Cookbook

Author: Baya Dewald,Steve Hughes,Paul Turley

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849689814

Category: Computers

Page: 340

View: 3462

A practical cookbook packed with recipes to help developers produce data cubes as quickly as possible by following step by step instructions, rather than explaining data mining concepts with SSAS. If you are a BI or ETL developer using SQL Server Analysis services to build OLAP cubes, this book is ideal for you. Prior knowledge of relational databases and experience with Excel as well as SQL development is required.
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Tabular Modeling in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

Author: Marco Russo,Alberto Ferrari

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509302905

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 9065

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.
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Knight's Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 24-Hour Trainer

Author: Brian Knight,Devin Knight,Mike Davis,Wayne Snyder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118539141

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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Book-and-video package gets novices up to speed on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 If you need a practical, hands-on introduction, especially to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), this book-and-video package from authority Brian Knight is the perfect solution. Each lesson includes three major components: a description of how each SSIS feature or process works, a tutorial that walks you through the process or technique, and an accompanying video lesson. It's a complete learning package that will give you the confidence you need to start your first SSIS project. Guides novice database administrators and developers who are learning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Provides expert instruction from leading SQL Server authority and author, Brian Knight Includes a book and a video, complete instruction that includes lessons, hands-on tutorials, and video demonstrations by the author Covers the very latest changes and updates in the SQL Server 2012 release Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 24-Hour Trainer makes SQL Server 2012 and SSIS much less intimidating. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
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Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions

Author: Randal Root,Caryn Mason

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143023489X

Category: Computers

Page: 836

View: 6711

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
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SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes

A Problem-Solution Approach

Author: Jason Brimhall,David Dye,Timothy Roberts,Wayne Sheffield,Jonathan Gennick,Joseph Sack

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430242019

Category: Computers

Page: 808

View: 3908

SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server 2012. It provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks. Learn to create databases, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Tasks and their solutions are broken down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pressure is on. Solutions in this book are divided into chapters by problem domain. Each chapter is a collection of solutions around a single facet of the language such as writing queries, developing triggers, and applying aggregate functions. Each solution is presented code-first, giving you a working code example to copy from and implement immediately in your own environment. Following each example is an in-depth description of how and why the given solution works. Tradeoffs and alternative approaches are also discussed. Focused on solutions: Look up what you need to do. Learn how to do it. Do it. Current: Newly updated for SQL Server 2012 Comprehensive: Covers all common T-SQL problem domains
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The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit

With SQL Server 2005 and the Microsoft Business Intelligence Toolset

Author: Joy Mundy,Warren Thornthwaite

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470007362

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 6195

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Applied Microsoft Business Intelligence

Author: Patrick LeBlanc,Jessica M. Moss,Dejan Sarka,Dustin Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118961781

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Leverage the integration of SQL Server and Office for more effective BI Applied Microsoft Business Intelligence shows you how to leverage the complete set of Microsoft tools—including Microsoft Office and SQL Server—to better analyze business data. This book provides best practices for building complete BI solutions using the full Microsoft toolset. You will learn how to effectively use SQL Server Analysis and Reporting Services, along with Excel, SharePoint, and other tools to provide effective and cohesive solutions for the enterprise. Coverage includes BI architecture, data queries, semantic models, multidimensional modeling, data analysis and visualization, performance monitoring, data mining, and more, to help you learn to perform practical business analysis and reporting. Written by an author team that includes a key member of the BI product team at Microsoft, this useful reference provides expert instruction for more effective use of the Microsoft BI toolset. Use Microsoft BI suite cohesively for more effective enterprise solutions Search, analyze, and visualize data more efficiently and completely Develop flexible and scalable tabular and multidimensional models Monitor performance, build a BI portal, and deploy and manage the BI Solution
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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

Author: Brian Knight,Erik Veerman,Grant Dickinson,Douglas Hinson,Darren Herbold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118059562

Category: Computers

Page: 1008

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The new edition of the successful previous version is 25 percent revised and packed with more than 200 pages of new material on the 2008 release of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Renowned author Brian Knight and his expert coauthors show developers how to master the 2008 release of SSIS, which is both more powerful and more complex than ever Case studies and tutorial examples acquired over the three years since the previous edition will contribute to helping illustrate advanced concepts and techniques New chapters include coverage of data warehousing using SSIS, new methods for managing the SSIS platform, and improved techniques for ETL operations
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