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As the foundation of the Microsoft Business Intelligence Strategy, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services provides users with faster access to data and even more tools for managing and analyzing data across multidimensional objects (databases, dimensions, cubes).
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Unleashed is the ultimate guide for anyone who is planning to use the latest version of Analysis Services. It gives readers insight into the way Analysis Services functions, and explains practical methods for designing and creating multidimensional objects. It also provides valuable insight into the reasons behind the design decisions taken by the product development team. The authors have been involved with Analysis Services from its earliest days. They have documented in detail the internal features of Analysis Services 2008, explaining server architecture, main data structures, data processing, and query resolution algorithms.
Part 1: Introduction to Analysis Services
Chapter 1 OLAP and its role in Business Intelligence
Chapter 2 The Multidimensional Data model
Chapter 3 UDM: Linking Relational and Multidimensional Databases
Chapter 4 Client/Server Architecture and Multidimensional Databases
Part 2: Creating Multidimensional Models
Chapter 5 The Conceptual Data Model
Chapter 6 Dimensions in the Conceptual Model
Chapter 7 Cubes and Multidimensional Analysis
Chapter 8 Measures and Multidimensional Analysis
Chapter 9 Multidimensional Models and the Business Intelligence Development Studio
Part 3 Using MDX To Analyze Data
Chapter 10 MDX Concepts
Chapter 11 Advanced MDX
Chapter 12 Cube-Based MDX Calculations
Chapter 13 Dimension-Based MDX Calculations
Chapter 14 Extending MDX with Stored Procedures
Chapter 15 Block computations
Chapter 16 Key Performance Indicators, Actions, and the DRILLTHROUGH Statement
Chapter 17 Writing Data Into Analysis Services
Part 4 Creating a Data Warehouse
Chapter 18 Loading Data from a Relational Database
Chapter 19 DSVs and Object Bindings
Chapter 20 Multidimensional Models and Relational Database Schemas
Part 5 Bringing Data into Analysis Services
Chapter 21 The Physical Data Model
Chapter 22 Dimension and partition processing
Chapter 23 Using SQL Server Integration Services to Load Data
Chapter 24 Aggregation Design and Usage-based Optimization
Chapter 25 Proactive Caching and Real-time Updates
Chapter 26 Building Scalable Analysis Services Applications.
Part 6 Analysis Server Architecture
Chapter 27 Server Architecture and Command Execution
Chapter 28 Memory Management
Chapter 29 Architecture of Query Execution[md]Calculating MDX Expressions
Chapter 30 Architecture of Query Execution[md]Retrieving Data from Storage
Part 7 Accessing Data in Analysis Services
Chapter 31 Client/Server Architecture and Data Access
Chapter 32 Client Components Shipped with Analysis Services
Chapter 33 XML for Analysis
Chapter 34 ADOMD.NET
Chapter 35 Analysis Management Objects
Part 8 Security
Chapter 36 Security Model for Analysis Services
Chapter 37 Object Security Model for Analysis Services
Chapter 38 Securing Dimension Data
Chapter 39 Securing Cell Values
Part 9 Management
Chapter 40 Using Trace to Monitor and Audit Analysis Services
Chapter 41 Backup and Restore Operations
Chapter 42 Deployment Strategies
Chapter 43 Resource Management