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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Unleashed based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Do you need to fully exploit Analysis Services and explain the architecture of the system? If you do, then this book is for you! Authors Irina Gorbach, Alexander Berger, and Edward Melomed, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that gives you a full understanding of the multidimensional analysis and the MDX query language.
Authors Gorbach, Berger and Melomed, begin with a formalized description of the multidimensional model that is implemented in the newer version of the OLAP. Then, the authors present a detailed discussion of MDX and an explanation of the way they use it to query multidimensional data. They also cover the practical aspects of loading and storing data in Analysis Services; as well as, methods of optimizing data preparation and data access. Finally, they also discuss data access, the architecture of client components, and data protection.
This most excellent book exposes all the aspects of designing multidimensional applications and the management of the system. Perhaps more importantly, this great book examines the practical aspects of administering the server and monitoring its activities.