An easy-to-follow guide full of hands on examples of real-world Analysis Services cube development tasks. Each topic is explained and placed in context, and for the more inquisitive reader, there also more in-depth details of the concepts used.
If you are an Analysis Services cube designer wishing to learn more advanced topic and best practices for cube design, this book is for you.You are expected to have some prior experience with Analysis Services cube development.
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About the Author
Alberto Ferrari is a consultant and trainer for the BI development area with the Microsoft suite for Business Intelligence. His main interests are in the methodological approaches to BI development and he works as a trainer for software houses that need to design complex BI solutions.
He is a founder, with Marco Russo, of the site www.sqlbi.com, where they publish whitepapers and articles about SQL Server technology. He co-authored the "SqlBI Methodology", which can be found on the SqlBI site.
Marco Russo is a consultant and trainer in software development based in Italy, focusing on development for Microsoft Windows operating systems. He's involved in several Business Intelligence projects, including those of relational and multidimensional warehouse design, with particular experience in sectors like banking and financial services, manufacturing and commercial distribution.
He previously wrote several books about .NET and recently co-authored "Introducing Microsoft LINQ" and "Programming Microsoft LINQ", both published by Microsoft Press. He also wrote "The many-to-many revolution", a mini-book about many-to-many dimension relationships in Analysis Services, and co-authored the "SQLBI Methodology" with Alberto Ferrari. Marco is a founder of SQLBI (http://www.sqlbi.com) and his blog is available at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/marco_russo.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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