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.
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
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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.
Table of Contents
Business Intelligence Solutions
A Big Picture Overview
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
Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions by Randal Root
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