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  • Explore security architecture on BI semantics
  • Implement security
  • Use SQL Server tools to implement security methods
  • Grant user access privileges from Cube level to Cell level
  • Manage security for different roles
  • Control access and data sources on cubes

SQL Server 2012 includes BI-specific features such as cube analytics, reporting-related features, multidimensional BI semantic models, and many more. This is a new addition that is of great use to Business Analysts, who can now build BI semantic models using the relational tables from the database engine rather than the dimensions from analysis services.

Instant Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Security is a practical, hands-on guide that provides clear, step-by-step recipes for getting started with cube security. As a Database Administrator and Data Architect, data security is of prime concern, and this book highlights the key concepts of securing cubes. By the end of this book, you will understand the SQL Server security model and how to effectively implement the same on the data platform.

Security is paramount within a data platform, and thankfully, the issues surrounding data access can be fixed in the initial stages of its design. This allows you to avoid any breach of data access layers. The recipes in this book consist of the required ingredients to implement and administer OLAP & BI security management for your cubes. With this book, you will master the key aspects of implementing and managing security essentials and securing data layers.

The recipes in this book incorporate best practice implementation, which include step-by-step instructions for creating models that implement security based on the currently logged on Windows user name or based on custom data passed to analysis services. The new BI platform features will help end users, business users, and technology users by providing a robust environment for IT, planning, budgeting, forecasting with scorecards, and reporting capabilities for the business users. These analytics will help end users to create a comprehensive management application to view the data with ease.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Get to know what’s new in BI space
  • Learn about tools & tricks to secure the data layers
  • Implement best practices for Security administration
Page Count 68
Course Length 2 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781849688710
Date Of Publication 25 Jul 2013


Satya SK Jayanty

Satya (SQLMaster) SK Jayanty is a subject matter expert (Technical &Data Architectand DBA)having more than 21 years of experience in the IT field, which includes a wide range of industries: the Stock Exchange, insurance, telecommunications, financial,retail,and manufacturing sectors, among others. He has been the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional(MVP) for Architecture – SQL Server since the year 2006.

He has also authored the book Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook (May 2011),Packt Publishing. He has co-authored the book MVP Deep Dives Volume II – SQL Server (October 2011),Manning Publications.

Satya has technically reviewed and provided forewords for three books related to High Availability and Disaster Recovery. And has also been the Item Writer and Technical Reviewer for SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 Microsoft ITPRO and DEV certification exams.

Satya is a regular speaker and SME volunteer at major technology conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed (Europe, India, and North America), SQL PASS (Europe and North America),and SQL Bits – the UK and Scottish Area SQL Server user group based in Scotland.

He works as a Director, and Principal Architect, at D B I A Solutions Limited, Database Business Intelligence Architecture Solutions Europe Limited.