Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 – Brian Larson – 2nd Edition


Manage, analyze, and distribute business data with the help of this expert resource. Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 covers the entire BI lifecycle and explains how to build robust data integration, reporting, and analytics solutions.

Real-world examples illustrate all the powerful BI capabilities of SQL Server 2008. This is your comprehensive guide to transforming disparate data into actionable insights for users throughout your organization.

– Understand the goals and benefits of business intelligence
– Design and build relational data marts and OLAP cubes
– Manage Analysis Services databases with BI Development Studio
– Clean data and populate data marts with SQL Server Integration Services
– Take advantage of the flexibility of the unified dimensional model
– Manipulate and analyze data using scripts and MDX queries
– Use data mining to identify data patterns, correlations, and clusters
– Develop and distribute interactive reports with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
– Integrate business intelligence into business applications using ADOMD.NET and the Report Viewer Control

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  • 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 One-Stop Shopping—The Unified Dimensional 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 Services Structure and Components
    Chapter 8 Fill ’er Up—Using Integration Services for Populating Data Marts

    Part III Analyzing Cube Content
    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 Mining
    Chapter 13 Panning for Gold—Introduction to Data Mining
    Chapter 14 Building the Mine—Working with the Data Mining Model
    Chapter 15 Spelunking—Exploration Using Data Mining

    Part V Delivering
    Chapter 16 On Report—Delivering Business Intelligence with Reporting Services
    Chapter 17 Falling into Place—Managing Reporting Services Reports
    Chapter 18 Let’s Get Together—Integrating OLAPwith Your Applications
    Chapter 19 Another Point of View—Excel Pivot Tablesand Pivot Charts
  • Citation
    • Full Title: Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 0071549447
    • ISBN-13: 9780071549448
    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Topic: Computer
    • Subtopic: SQL Programming
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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