Mastering Business Intelligence with MicroStrategy

Build world-class enterprise Business Intelligence solutions with MicroStrategy 10
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Mastering Business Intelligence with MicroStrategy

Dmitry Anoshin, Himani Rana, Ning Ma

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Book Details

ISBN 139781785884405
Paperback396 pages

Book Description

Business intelligence is becoming more important by the day, with cloud offerings and mobile devices gaining wider acceptance and achieving better market penetration. MicroStrategy Reporting Suite is an absolute leader in the BI market and offers rich capabilities from basic data visualizations to predictive analytics. It lets you various delivery methods such as the Web, desktops, and mobiles.

Using real-world BI scenarios, this book helps you to implement Business Analytics solutions in big e-commerce companies. It kicks off with MicroStrategy 10 features and then covers schema design models and techniques. Building upon your existing knowledge, the book will teach you advanced techniques for building documents and dashboards. It further teaches various graphical techniques for presenting data for analysis using maps, graphs, and advanced charts. Although MicroStrategy has rich functionality, the book will show how to customize it in order to meet your business requirements. You will also become familiar with the native analytical functions that will help you to maximize the impact of BI solutions with powerful predictive analytics.

Furthermore, the book will focus on MicroStrategy Mobile Analytics along with data discovery and desktop capabilities such as connecting various data sources and building interactive dashboards. The book will also uncover best practices, troubleshooting techniques for MicroStrategy system administration, and also security and authentication techniques. Lastly, you will learn to use Hadoop for MicroStrategy reporting.

By the end of the book, you will become proficient in evaluating any BI software in order to choose the best one that meets all business requirements.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with MicroStrategy
Modern BI
BI project life cycle
Meet MicroStrategy 10
Deploying MicroStrategy 10
BI tips
Summary
Chapter 2: Setting Up an Analytics Semantic Layer and Public Objects
BI architecture
The project design process
Schema objects
Public objects
Summary
Chapter 3: Building Advanced Reports and Documents
Advanced reporting components
Custom groups
Consolidation
Transformations
Drill maps
Freeform SQL
Intelligent cube
Advanced reports
Creating and adding data to the document
Moving towards a dashboard
Linking reports and documents
Summary
Chapter 4: Advanced Visualization Techniques
Dashboard style document
Basic visualization (graphs)
Widgets
Visual insight
MicroStrategy and ESRI map integration
MicroStrategy and Google Maps integration
Summary
Chapter 5: Customization of MicroStrategy
Before we start
What is SDK
Overview of Web SDK
Customization pages
Web Beans
Customizing MicroStrategy styles with CSS
Adding advanced visualization with SDK
Overview of advanced web customization with MicroStrategy API
Overview of Mobile SDK
Summary
Chapter 6: Predictive Analysis with MicroStrategy
Predictive analysis in MicroStrategy 10
Integrating R with MicroStrategy
Data mining overview
Four steps to achieve data mining in MicroStrategy
Business applications of predictive analysis
Automating the predictive mechanism
Summary
Chapter 7: Accelerating Your Business with Mobile Analytics
Before we start
Mobile Server installation and configuration
Creating a mobile application
Best practices
Extending mobile capabilities
Deployment
Summary
Chapter 8: Data Discovery with MicroStrategy Desktop
Meet MicroStrategy Desktop
MicroStrategy Desktop interface
Building ad hoc schemas
Building a dashboard
Publishing the dashboard
Performing Pareto analysis
Performing cohort analysis
Deploying D3 visualization
Desktop versus Tableau
Summary
Chapter 9: MicroStrategy System Administration
Managing MicroStrategy platform
Monitoring MicroStrategy
Deploying Enterprise Manager and collecting statistics
Project life cycle with Object Manager
Integrity Manager overview
System Manager overview
Activating Change Journal
Summary
Chapter 10: Design and Implementation of the Security Model
MicroStrategy security overview
Security design
Security model deployment
Building an advanced security model
Summary
Chapter 11: Big Data Analytics with MicroStrategy
Hadoop and MicroStrategy
Connecting Hortonworks with MicroStrategy
Design your first Hadoop dashboard
Splunk and MicroStrategy
Summary
Chapter 12: MicroStrategy Troubleshooting
Meeting the MicroStrategy Community
Setting up MicroStrategy Health Center
Discovering MicroStrategy logs
Overview of the MicroStrategy Diagnostics and Performance Logging tool
Contacting MicroStrategy Support
Exploring problems with security
Discovering data discrepancy issues
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Explore various visualization techniques for presenting analyzed data
  • Customize MicroStrategy in order to meet your business requirements
  • Develop and design mobile dashboards
  • Use the advanced techniques such as designing reports, documents and interactive dashboards for building dashboards
  • Understand the concepts of data discovery and Desktop capabilities
  • Explore the best practices for Microstrategy system administration
  • Find and fix issues based on connections, environment or documents
  • Integrate third party ESRI map tools with MicroStrategy to create geo based reports

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with MicroStrategy
Modern BI
BI project life cycle
Meet MicroStrategy 10
Deploying MicroStrategy 10
BI tips
Summary
Chapter 2: Setting Up an Analytics Semantic Layer and Public Objects
BI architecture
The project design process
Schema objects
Public objects
Summary
Chapter 3: Building Advanced Reports and Documents
Advanced reporting components
Custom groups
Consolidation
Transformations
Drill maps
Freeform SQL
Intelligent cube
Advanced reports
Creating and adding data to the document
Moving towards a dashboard
Linking reports and documents
Summary
Chapter 4: Advanced Visualization Techniques
Dashboard style document
Basic visualization (graphs)
Widgets
Visual insight
MicroStrategy and ESRI map integration
MicroStrategy and Google Maps integration
Summary
Chapter 5: Customization of MicroStrategy
Before we start
What is SDK
Overview of Web SDK
Customization pages
Web Beans
Customizing MicroStrategy styles with CSS
Adding advanced visualization with SDK
Overview of advanced web customization with MicroStrategy API
Overview of Mobile SDK
Summary
Chapter 6: Predictive Analysis with MicroStrategy
Predictive analysis in MicroStrategy 10
Integrating R with MicroStrategy
Data mining overview
Four steps to achieve data mining in MicroStrategy
Business applications of predictive analysis
Automating the predictive mechanism
Summary
Chapter 7: Accelerating Your Business with Mobile Analytics
Before we start
Mobile Server installation and configuration
Creating a mobile application
Best practices
Extending mobile capabilities
Deployment
Summary
Chapter 8: Data Discovery with MicroStrategy Desktop
Meet MicroStrategy Desktop
MicroStrategy Desktop interface
Building ad hoc schemas
Building a dashboard
Publishing the dashboard
Performing Pareto analysis
Performing cohort analysis
Deploying D3 visualization
Desktop versus Tableau
Summary
Chapter 9: MicroStrategy System Administration
Managing MicroStrategy platform
Monitoring MicroStrategy
Deploying Enterprise Manager and collecting statistics
Project life cycle with Object Manager
Integrity Manager overview
System Manager overview
Activating Change Journal
Summary
Chapter 10: Design and Implementation of the Security Model
MicroStrategy security overview
Security design
Security model deployment
Building an advanced security model
Summary
Chapter 11: Big Data Analytics with MicroStrategy
Hadoop and MicroStrategy
Connecting Hortonworks with MicroStrategy
Design your first Hadoop dashboard
Splunk and MicroStrategy
Summary
Chapter 12: MicroStrategy Troubleshooting
Meeting the MicroStrategy Community
Setting up MicroStrategy Health Center
Discovering MicroStrategy logs
Overview of the MicroStrategy Diagnostics and Performance Logging tool
Contacting MicroStrategy Support
Exploring problems with security
Discovering data discrepancy issues
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781785884405
Paperback396 pages
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