Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2012


By (author) Brian Larson

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  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
  • Format: Paperback | 832 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 41mm | 1,315g
  • Publication date: 6 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071759387
  • ISBN 13: 9780071759380
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 208,134

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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

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Author information

Brian Larson, MCSD, served as a member of the Reporting Services development team and has contributed to the code base. He is the Chief of Technology for Superior Consulting Services (SCS), a Microsoft Certified Partner currently developing a client solution that uses Microsoft Reporting Services for report production and distribution. Brian has been invited to speak on Reporting Services at several conferences, including SQL Server Magazine Connections, and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine.

Table of contents

Part I: Business Intelligence Chapter 1. Equipping the Organization for Effective Decision Making Chapter 2. Making the Most of What You've Got--Using Business Intelligence Chapter 3. Seeking the Source--The Source of Business Intelligence Chapter 4. Two, Two, Two Models in One--The BI Semantic Model Chapter 5. First Steps--Beginning the Development of Business Intelligence Part II: Defining Business Intelligence Structures Chapter 6. Building Foundations--Creating Data Marts Chapter 7. Transformers--Integration Service Structure and Components Chapter 8. Fill 'er Up--Using Integration Services for Populating Data Marts Part III: Working with a Multidimensional BI Semantic Model Chapter 9. Cubism--Measures and Dimensions Chapter 10. Bells and Whistles--Special Features of OLAP Cubes Chapter 11. Writing a New Script--MDX Scripting Chapter 12. Pulling It Out and Building It Up--MDX Queries Part IV: Working with a Tabular BI Semantic Model Chapter 13. Setting the Table--Creating a Tabular BI Semantic Model Chapter 14. A Fancy Table--Tabular BI Semantic Model Advanced Features Part V: Mining Chapter 15. Panning for Gold--Introduction to Data Mining Chapter 16. Building the Mine--Working with the Data Mining Model Chapter 17. Spelunking--Exploration Using Data Mining Part VI: Delivering Chapter 18. Special Delivery--Microsoft Business Intelligence Client Tools Chapter 19. Let's Get Together--Integrating Business Intelligence with Your Applications Index