Create advanced business intelligence solutions using Analysis Services with Packt's new book and eBook.

October 2013 | Enterprise

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Cube Development, an easy-to-follow guide full of practical recipes to help you understand the use of cubes in a modern business intelligence solution. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and select library formats. The print book is 288 pages long and is competitively priced at $49.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the Author:

Simon Lidberg is a database veteran who has been working in the computer industry since the mid-nineties. Over the last 15 years, he has worked with databases and ERP systems at companies such as Digital Equipment, Compaq, and Microsoft, and he has had various roles such as Consultant, Support Engineer, Escalation Engineer, and Technical Presales Specialist. Simon is an expert in Microsoft SQL Server, and working with the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack, he has helped numerous companies to start using Analysis Services and has also trained hundreds of people on Microsoft BI. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences such as PASS SQL Rally and Microsoft TechDays.

Microsoft SQL Server is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications, be it those on the same computer or those running on another computer across a network. There are many editions of Microsoft SQL Server which are aimed at different end users. Analysis Services has been the number one OLAP engine for years, but with increasing focus on business intelligence solutions day-by-day, there are not enough professionals in this area.

Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Cube Development gives you clear, step-by-step exercises to help you create business intelligence solutions using Analysis Services. The knowledge you gain by working through these practical examples can immediately be applied to your own real-world problems. This book also guides you through how to create a cube including how to use all the advanced features such as KPIs, calculated measures, and time intelligence. The book also covers security and performance tuning, and while the main focus of the book is on multidimensional cubes, the creation of in-memory models will also be covered.

This book is written in a direct, concise style to help you learn everything you need to know quickly and efficiently. The first half of the book is intended for beginners, but the difficulty of the chapters will progressively increase to help you go from complete beginner to SQL Server master in no time.

The following are the topics covered in this book:

Chapter 1: Self-service Business Intelligence - Creating Value from Data
Chapter 2: Installing SSAS and Preparing for Cube DevelopmentChapter 3: Creating Your First Multidimensional Cube
Chapter 4: Deploying and Processing Cubes
Chapter 5: Querying Your Cube
Chapter 6: Adding Functionality to Your Cube
Chapter 7: Securing Your Cube Project
Chapter 8: Using Aggregations to Performance Optimize a Cube
Chapter 9: In-memory - The Future
Chapter 10: Cubes in the Larger Context


Packt Publishing has also released and is due to publish the following other SQL Server books:

• Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Dimensions and Cube (Published)
• Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Security Cookbook (Published)
• SQL Server and Power Pivot - Tabular Modeling Cookbook (Coming soon)

All Microsoft books are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publish books on IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.

Getting Started with SQL Server 2012 Cube Development
Learn to develop and query analysis services cubes and models, with a practical step by step approach

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