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.
Author: Sivakumar Harinath,Ronald Pihlgren,Denny Guang-Yeu Lee,John Sirmon,Robert M. Bruckner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Harness the powerful new SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to thisproduct since 2005, and it may change how database administratorsand developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're adatabase administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012Bible teaches you everything you need to take full advantage ofthis major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the newfeatures of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how todevelop top-notch SQL Server databases and new data connections andkeep your databases performing at peak. The book is crammed with specific examples, sample code, and ahost 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 2012for database administrators and developers Covers all the software's new features and capabilities,including SQL Azure for cloud computing, enhancements to clientconnectivity, and new functionality that ensures high-availabilityof mission-critical applications Explains major new changes to the SQL Server BusinessIntelligence tools, such as Integration, Reporting, and AnalysisServices Demonstrates tasks both graphically and in SQL code to enhanceyour learning Provides source code from the companion web site, which you canuse as a basis for your own projects Explores tips, smart workarounds, and best practices to helpyou on the job Get thoroughly up to speed on SQL Server 2012 with MicrosoftSQL Server 2012 Bible.
Author: Adam Jorgensen,Jorge Segarra,Patrick LeBlanc,Jose Chinchilla,Aaron Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Discover how to maintain and update balanced scorecards and performance dashboards with SQL Server Reporting Services Complementing the bestselling Balanced Scorecards and Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel (9780470386811), this indispensable book shows you how to create maintainable and dynamically updated scorecards and performance dashboards using Microsoft's premier reporting tool for the enterprise: SQL Server Reporting Services. The book begins with coverage of performance management methods and metrics and then moves on to introduce you to techniques for developing and delivering both a dashboard and balanced scorecard using Reporting Services. The authors assume very limited knowledge of Reporting Services, allowing you to gradually progress through more advanced topics and solutions. Shows you how to build a simple dashboard and balanced scorecard utilizing helpful examples Discusses formatting controls and labels, paging, and conditional formatting Introduces the skills necessary to make Reporting Services dashboards and scorecards interactive Covers the visual aspect of dashboards and scorecards and shows how to design and implement dashboards and scorecards in Reporting Services for mobile devices Explains how to apply the techniques covered earlier in the book for specific business applications This book sets itself apart from other titles with its comprehensive and invaluable coverage of key strategies and techniques for effectively using SQL Reporting Services to create scorecards and dashboards.
Author: Christopher Price,Adam Jorgensen,Devin Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Implement a Robust BI Solution with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Equip your organization for informed, timely decision making using the expert tips and best practices in this practical guide. Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Third Edition explains how to effectively develop, customize, and distribute meaningful information to users enterprise-wide. Learn how to build data marts and create BI Semantic Models, work with the MDX and DAX languages, and share insights using Microsoft client tools. Data mining and forecasting are also covered in this comprehensive resource. Understand the goals and components of successful BI Design, deploy, and manage data marts and OLAP cubes 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 Use data mining to identify patterns, correlations, and clusters Implement time-based analytics Embed BI reports in custom applications using ADOMD.NET
Author: Brian Larson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Erlernen Sie das Abfragen von Microsoft SQL Server 2012 und bereiten Sie sich gleichzeitig auf das Examen 70-461 vor. Das vorliegende Buch bietet Ihnen einen umfassenden Lehrbuchteil, mit dem Sie selbständig lernen und anhand praktischer Übungen die prüfungsrelevanten Fähigkeiten erwerben. Die anschließende Lernzielkontrolle ermöglicht Ihnen, anhand von Fragen und Antworten Ihre Kenntnisse zu überprüfen. Das Buch eignet sich auch als Nachschlagewerk für die tägliche Arbeit. Auf CD finden Sie eine Testprüfung mit 200 Fragen (englischsprachig). Verbessern Sie Ihre Kenntnisse und Ihre beruflichen Chancen mit diesem Original Microsoft Training.
Praktisches Selbststudium und Prüfungsvorbereitung
Author: Itzik Ben-Gan,Dejan Sarka,Ron Talmage
Publisher: Microsoft Press Deutschland
An in-depth look at the radical changes to the newest release of SISS Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (SISS) builds on the revolutionary database product suite first introduced in 2005. With this crucial resource, you will explore how this newest release serves as a powerful tool for performing extraction, transformation, and load operations (ETL). A team of SQL Server experts deciphers this complex topic and provides detailed coverage of the new features of the 2012 product release. In addition to technical updates and additions, the authors present you with a new set of SISS best practices, based on years of real-world experience that have transpired since the previous edition was published. Details the newest features of the 2012 SISS product release, which is the most significant release since 2005 Addresses the keys to a successful ETL solution, such as using the right enterprise ETL tool and employing the right ETL architecture in order to meet the system requirements Includes additional case studies and tutorial examples to illustrate advanced concepts and techniques Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services is a valuable resource that meets the demands and high expectations of experienced SSIS professionals.
Author: Brian Knight,Erik Veerman,Jessica M. Moss,Mike Davis,Chris Rock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Analyze tabular data using the BI Semantic Model (BISM) in 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, adn 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 already familiar with its multidimensional model --
The BISM Tabular Model
Author: Marco Russo,Alberto Ferrari,Chris Webb
Author: Daniel Caesar,Michael R. Friebel
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
Author: Marco Russo,Alberto Ferrari,Chris Webb
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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.
Author: Tomislav Piasevoli,Sherry Li
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
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.
Author: Chris Webb,Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Gain a solid understanding of T-SQL—and write better queries Master the fundamentals of Transact-SQL—and develop your own code for querying and modifying data in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Led by a SQL Server expert, you’ll learn the concepts behind T-SQL querying and programming, and then apply your knowledge with exercises in each chapter. Once you understand the logic behind T-SQL, you’ll quickly learn how to write effective code—whether you’re a programmer or database administrator. Discover how to: Work with programming practices unique to T-SQL Create database tables and define data integrity Query multiple tables using joins and subqueries Simplify code and improve maintainability with table expressions Implement insert, update, delete, and merge data modification strategies Tackle advanced techniques such as window functions, pivoting and grouping sets Control data consistency using isolation levels, and mitigate deadlocks and blocking Take T-SQL to the next level with programmable objects
Author: Itzik Ben-Gan
Publisher: Pearson Education
Author: Thomas Joos
Category: Database management
Ruprecht Dröge beschäftigt sich seit vielen Jahren mit Datenbankentwurf und -programmierung. Als Spezialist für Unternehmensanwendungen im .NET-Umfeld ist er zudem häufiger Sprecher auf diversen Veranstaltungen. Seine Erfahrungen gibt er (als Geschäftsführer der BeConstructed GmbH) regelmäßig in Schulungen für Experten weiter. Markus Raatz ist Mitbegründer der Firma ceteris, die sich auf Microsoft Business Intelligence spezialisiert hat. Er spricht regelmäßig auf Konferenzen und ist zusammen mit Ruprecht Dröge Autor des ersten Buches zum SQL Server 2005 bei Microsoft Press. Außerdem leitet er die Regionalgruppe Berlin der SQLPASS. Zurzeit halten ihn hauptsächlich Data-Warehouse-Projekte mit den Analysis Services des SQL Servers in Atem. Zudem ist er seit fünf Jahren Moderator der jährlich stattfindenden SQLDays in München. Jörg Knuth ist seit über zehn Jahren erfolgreich als Berater und Trainer im Bereich Business Intelligence (BI) tätig. Er kennt die Praxis und hat seine Umsetzungsstärke in zahllosen BI-Projekten beeindruckend unter Beweis gestellt. Als Trainer hat er viele Menschen begeisternd an Microsoft-Produkte herangeführt und sie zu kompetenten Usern weitergebildet. Sein Repertoire reicht von ausgewiesenen, grundlegenden Kenntnissen bis hin zur professionellen, zukunftsweisenden Programmierung von Microsoft-Produkten. Jörg Knuth steht für ergonomisch perfekte Business-Lösungen, die für den Anwender einfach handhabbar und perfekt lesbar sind. Er weiß darum, dass der Anwender übersichtliche, redundanzfreie Berichte benötigt und Daten zur schnellen Analyse angemessen komprimiert und optimal visualisiert erwartet.
Überblick über Konfiguration, Administration, Programmierung
Author: Markus Raatz,Jörg Knuth,Ruprecht Dröge
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand