Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions

  • 11h 25m
  • Caryn Mason, Randal Root
  • Apress
  • 2012

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

What you’ll learn

  • How to plan and implement cost-effective business intelligence projects
  • How to create practical data warehouse databases
  • How to extract, transform, and load data with Integration Services
  • How to develop OLAP cubes and dimensions on Analysis Server
  • How to create Reporting Server reports using both SQL and MDX
  • How to apply performance-tuning techniques to get the most from your solutions

Who this book is for

Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions is aimed at database administrators, SQL programmers, and report developers who create business intelligence solutions for midsized businesses and departments.

About the Authors

Randal Root is a senior consultant specializing in .NET programming, SQL Server BI solutions, and technical education. Although he has worked in the industry as a network administrator, DBA, and programmer since the 1980s, for the last 10 years he has focused on providing technical training for businesses and schools such as Microsoft, the University of Washington, and Bellevue College. Randal has now authored two books, Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions (Apress) and A Tester’s Guide to .NET Programming (Apress), and obtained several Microsoft professional certifications including MCSE, MCP+I, MCTS, MCDBA, MCAD, and MCT.

Caryn Mason is a content developer and computer programmer with more than 15 years of technical writing experience in a variety of industries, including IT and software. She studied at Bellevue College where she obtained certifications in programming writing and computer programming, specializing in web development. She is especially adept at taking technical concepts and making them understandable by both novices and professionals alike. Caryn has a passion for writing, whether it be technical or fiction, and often finds her inspiration through her two children. In addition to coauthoring Pro SQL Server BI Solutions 2012 (Apress), Caryn works as an independent technical writing consultant and is working on a young-adult novel.

In this Book

  • Business Intelligence Solutions
  • A Big-Picture Overview
  • Planning Solutions
  • Designing a Data Warehouse
  • Creating a Data Warehouse
  • ETL Processing with SQL
  • Beginning the ETL Process With SSIS
  • Concluding the ETL Process With SSIS
  • Beginning the SSAS Project
  • Configuring Dimensions With SSAS
  • Creating and Configuring SSAS Cubes
  • Additional Cube and Dimension Configurations
  • Creating Reports With SQL Queries
  • Reporting With MDX Queries
  • Reporting With Microsoft Excel
  • Creating Reports With SSRS
  • Configuring Reports With SSRS
  • Testing and Tuning BI Solutions
  • Approve, Release, and Prepare


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