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Applied Microsoft Analysis Services 2005 and Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform [Paperback]

Teo Lachev
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1 Dec 2005
Knowledge is power! As its name suggests, the promise of Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 is to promote better data analytics by giving information workers the right tool to analyze consistent, timely, and reliable data. Empowered with Analysis Services and Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform, you are well positioned to solve the perennial problem with data--that there is too much of it and finding the right information is often difficult, if not impossible. Applied Micrisoft Analysis Services 2005 shows database administrators and developers how to build complete OLAP solutions with Microsoft Analysis Services 2005 and Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform. Database administrators will learn how to design and manage sophisticated OLAP cubes that provide rich data analytics and data mining services. The book gives developers the necessary background to extend UDM with custom programming logic, in the form of MDX expressions, scripts and .NET code. It teaches them how to implement a wide range of reporting applications that integrate with Analysis Services, Reporting Services, and Microsoft Office. This book doesn't assume any prior experience with OLAP and Microsoft Analysis Services. It is designed as an easy-to-follow guide where each chapter builds upon the previous to implement the components of the innovative Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) in a chronological order. New concepts are introduced with step-by-step instructions and hands-on demos. What's Inside: o Design sophisticated UDM models o Build ETL processes with SSIS o Implement data mining tasks o Enrich UDM programmatically with MDX o Extend UDM with SSAS stored procedures o Create rich end-user model o Optimize Analysis Services storage and processing o Implement dynamic security o Build custom OLAP clients o Author standard and ad-hoc reports with SSRS o Build Office-based BI applications and dashboards o and much more

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  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Prologika Press (1 Dec 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976635305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976635307
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 17.5 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 914,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Teo Lachev has more than a decade of experience in designing and developing Microsoft-centered solutions. He is technical architect for a leading financial institution where he designs and implements Business Intelligence applications for the banking industry. Teo is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
He is the author of "Microsoft Reporting Services in Action." He lives with his family in Atlanta, GA. Visit Teo's website for sample chapters, code download, discussion list, and blog.

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Analysis Services Bible. 3 Feb 2006
This books is the bible you need sitting at the side of your desk. This is not a step by step or a reprint of books online, this is a genuine well thought out companion book which you will be reaching for again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book - 'why' as well as 'how' 24 Mar 2008
Really excellent book on MS SQL 2005 analytical services. What I like is that it gives why you need to do something as well as how. Really important as analytical services is really complex and hard to get right. This and the book 'Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit' by Joy Mundy et al are great books for building data warehouses and analytical back ends.

Note also that while you cannot 'search inside' on this book I found you could access the book via google books (just search for the title).
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply excellent introduction 1 Jan 2011
Although SSAS 2005 is a "slightly old" technology now, I strongly recommend this book as an introduction to Analysis Services.
Very complete, understandable and easy to read.

For a "deeper" understanding, I would then recommend reading "Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services" (SAMS Publishing). A bit more difficult to read but fascinating as well
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5.0 out of 5 stars Working with SSAS? Buy this book! 6 Dec 2008
By danpep
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Having been out of OLAP since SQL 7, I needed a way to get up to speed with all the new features in SSAS 2005. This book is perfect. I am yet to have a question unanswered by this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading 27 Nov 2008
Having been out of the BI arena for a couple of years due to work
commitments I needed a refresher resource to get me back up to speed. I
decided to go for Teo's book 'Applied MS Analysis Services' What an exciting read!!

It certainly revived my hunger for the subject and has given me the
confidence to re-enter the BI Consultancy arena with a spring in my step.

Thanks for all the hard work. I will be looking out for the SSAS 2008
version and will be purchasing as soon as its available
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