Pro SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Authors: Janus, Philo, Fouche, Guy

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  • Apress’s cornerstone book on Analysis Services
  • Timely book that exploits the intersection between the two growing topic areas of SQL Server and Business Intelligence
  • Written with a single, clear voice in a concise manner that will appeal to readers who are tired of overly long books by uncoordinated author teams
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About this book

Every business has reams of business data locked away in databases, business systems, and spreadsheets. While you may be able to build some reports by pulling a few of these repositories together, actually performing any kind of analysis on the data that runs your business can range from problematic to impossible. Pro SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services will show you how to pull that data together and present it for reporting and analysis in a way that makes the data accessible to business users, instead of needing to rely on the IT department every time someone needs a different report.

  • Accessible—With a single author's voice, this book conducts a guided tour through the technology that makes it easy to dive into.
  • Solution–oriented—While technically deep, the goal is to focus on practical application of the technologies instead of acting as a technical manual.
  • Comprehensive—This book covers every aspect of analysis services and ancillary technologies to enable you to make the most of SQL Server.

About the authors

Philo Janus is a senior technology specialist with Microsoft. Over the years, he has presented InfoPath to thousands of users and developers, and assisted with enterprise implementations of InfoPath solutions. With that background, he is particularly sensitive to the difficulties users and developers have had with InfoPath. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1989 to face a challenging career in the U.S. Navy. After driving an aircraft carrier around the Pacific Ocean and a guided missile frigate through both the Suez and Panama canals, and serving in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, a small altercation between his bicycle and an auto indicated a change of career (some would say that landing on his head in that accident would explain many things). Philo's software development career started with building a training and budgeting application in Access 2.0 in 1995. Since then, he's worked with Oracle, Visual Basic, SQL Server, and .NET building applications for federal agencies, commercial firms, and conglomerates. In 2003, he joined Microsoft as a technology specialist evangelizing Office as a development platform.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to OLAP

    Janus, Philo (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Cubes, Dimensions, and Measures

    Janus, Philo (et al.)

    Pages 15-39

  • SQL Server Analysis Services

    Janus, Philo (et al.)

    Pages 41-73

  • SSAS Developer and Admin Interfaces

    Janus, Philo (et al.)

    Pages 75-95

  • Creating a Data Source View

    Janus, Philo (et al.)

    Pages 97-116

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1996-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1995-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Philo Janus and Guy Fouche
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-1996-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-1996-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-1995-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
480
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