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Baya Dewald

Baya Dewald has been working with Microsoft SQL Server for over 15 years and with Analysis Services since its debut in 1999. Baya has architected, developed and administered databases with millions of users and cubes measured in Terabytes. Throughout his career Mr. Dewald has held various certifications including Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Microsoft Certified Systems'; Engineer and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator. Mr. Dewald has managed DBA teams and published over 100 technical articles in SQL Server Magazine, SQL Professional, Tech Target and InformIT. He also contributed to several technical titles as a co-author and technical reviewer. Baya can be reached at baya.dewald@gmail.com



Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes is a Practice Lead at Magenic. In his current role, he develops strategy and helps guide data, business intelligence, collaboration, and data integration development using Microsoft technologies, including SQL Server, SharePoint, and BizTalk. He continues to deliver data and business intelligence solutions using these platforms. He has been working with technology for over 15 years with much of that time spent on creating business intelligence solutions. He is passionate about using data effectively and helping customers understand that data is valuable and profitable. He also has experience working with a large software company as a service vendor and there received awards for customer satisfaction and engineering excellence.

In 2010, he received the Consultant of the Year honor at Magenic. He has delivered multiple presentations on SQL server, data architecture, and business intelligence over the years. Steve can often be found at Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) events where he serves as a regional mentor and is active with the Minnesota SQL Server User Group (MNPASS). He shares his insights from the field on his blog at http://dataonwheels.wordpress.com.



Paul Turley

Paul is a Mentor with SolidQ and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches & blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions. He is a Director of the Oregon SQL PASS chapter & user group, the lead author of Professional SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services and 11 other titles from Wrox & Microsoft Press. Paul's blog is SqlServerBiBlog.com.


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Deserves a broader audience 11 May 2014
By Dimitri Shvorob - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The title, and the "Overview" section below it, misrepresent the book and limit its audience by portraying it as a collection of "recipes" for advanced SSAS users. In fact, the book offers a comprehensive tutorial of SSAS Multidimensional, and is suited to beginner and (especially) intermediate audiences. (Beginners can also consider the lighter "Getting started with SQL Server 2012 cube development" by Simon Lidberg, and everybody's learning of MDX should start with "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 MDX Step by Step" by Smith and Clay). Originally I gave the book four stars, but after re-reading it a few months later, I am easily giving it five, recognizing both its quality and its "unique selling proposition" as "the" intermediate SSAS-Multidimensional book on the market.
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A Definite book for Business Intelligence (BI) Professionals 11 Jun. 2014
By Pethuru Raj - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I got a golden opportunity to read through the book titled as “SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Development Cookbook”. This is well-written book for business intelligence (BI) application developers and system administrators. Especially those who are conversant with the Microsoft product “SQL Server Analysis Services” are to be benefited immensely through this easy-to-grasp book. This book gives step-by-step recipes for developing Analysis Services objects that can be composed to craft composite Analytics services that are more business-aware and attuned. Those passionate readers can quickly learn through a flurry of practical examples on deriving robust and resilient BI solutions for a variety of scenarios using the Analysis Services multidimensional model as well as the Tabular model. The book discusses methods beyond the initial cube design, exploring cube maintenance with partitions and designing effective aggregations, as well as options for synchronizing analytics solutions.
This book is stuffed with a number of practical techniques and tips and hence is a definite companion for developers, consultants and administrators to go deeper into the fast-enlarging BI space.
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