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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model

By Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo, Chris Webb

Published by Microsoft Press

Published Date: Jul 15, 2012

Description

Build agile and responsive Business Intelligence solutions

Analyze tabular data using the BI Semantic Model (BISM) in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services—and discover a simpler method for creating corporate-level BI solutions. Led by three BI experts, you’ll learn how to build, deploy, and query a BISM tabular model with step-by-step guides, examples, and best practices. This hands-on book shows you how the tabular model’s in-memory database enables you to perform rapid analytics—whether you’re a professional BI developer new to Analysis Services or familiar with its multidimensional model.

Discover how to:

  • Determine when a tabular or multidimensional model is right for your project
  • Build a tabular model using SQL Server Data Tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Integrate data from multiple sources into a single, coherent view of company information
  • Use the Data Analysis eXpressions (DAX) language to create calculated columns, measures, and queries
  • Choose a data modeling technique that meets your organization’s performance and usability requirements
  • Optimize your data model for better performance with xVelocity storage engine
  • Manage complex data relationships, such as multicolumn, banding, and many-to-many
  • Implement security by establishing administrative and data user roles

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$59.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-5818-9

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