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Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions

Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions Author Randal Root
ISBN-10 9781430234883
Release 2012-09-12
Pages 836
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Business intelligence projects do not need to cost multi-millions of dollars or take months or even years to complete! Using rapid application development (RAD) techniques along with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, this book guides database administrators, SQL programmers, and report specialists in creating practical, cost-effective business intelligence solutions for their companies and departments. Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions provides practical examples of cost-effective business intelligence projects. Readers will be guided through several complete projects that build a foundation for real-world solutions. Even with limited experience using Microsoft's SQL Server, Integration Server, Analysis Server, and Reporting Server, you can leverage your existing knowledge of SQL programming and database design to provide users with the business intelligence reports they need. Provides recipes for multiple business intelligence scenarios Progresses from simple to advanced projects using several examples Shows Microsoft SQL Server technology used to complete real-world business intelligence projects What you’ll learn How to plan and implement cost-effective business intelligence projects How to create practical data warehouse databases How to extract, transform, and load data with Integration Services How to develop OLAP cubes and dimensions on Analysis Server How to create Reporting Server reports using both SQL and MDX How to apply performance-tuning techniques to get the most from your solutions Who this book is for Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions is aimed at database administrators, SQL programmers, and report developers who create business intelligence solutions for midsized businesses and departments. Table of Contents BI Solutions A Big Picture Overview Planning Solutions Designing Data Warehouses Implementing Data Warehouses with SQL ETL Processing with SQL Beginning an SSIS Project Additional SSIS Configurations Beginning an SSAS Project Configuring Dimensions with SSAS Creating and Configuring SSAS Cubes Additional Cube and Dimension Configurations Reporting with SQL Queries Reporting with MDX Queries Reporting with Microsoft Excel Beginning an SSRS Project Configuring Reports with SSRS Testing and Tuning BI Solutions Approve, Release, and Prepare



SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes

SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes Author Adam Aspin
ISBN-10 9781430247920
Release 2013-01-26
Pages 1056
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SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes provides focused and practical solutions to real world problems of data integration. Need to import data into SQL Server from an outside source? Need to export data and send it to another system? SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes has your back. You'll find solutions for importing from Microsoft Office data stores such as Excel and Access, from text files such as CSV files, from XML, from other database brands such as Oracle and MySQL, and even from other SQL Server databases. You'll learn techniques for managing metadata, transforming data to meet the needs of the target system, handling exceptions and errors, and much more. What DBA or developer isn't faced with the need to move data back and forth? Author Adam Aspin brings 10 years of extensive ETL experience involving SQL Server, and especially satellite products such as Data Transformation Services and SQL Server Integration Services. Extensive coverage is given to Integration Services, Microsoft's flagship tool for data integration in SQL Server environments. Coverage is also given to the broader range of tools such as OPENDATASOURCE, linked servers, OPENROWSET, Migration Assistant for Access, BCP Import, and BULK INSERT just to name a few. If you're looking for a resource to cover data integration and ETL across the gamut of Microsoft's SQL Server toolset, SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes is the one book that will meet your needs. Provides practical and proven solutions towards creating resilient ETL environments Clearly answers the tough questions which professionals ask Goes beyond the tools to a thorough discussion of the underlying techniques Covers the gamut of data integration, beyond just SSIS Includes example databases and files to allow readers to test the recipes



Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Author Brian Knight
ISBN-10 1118059565
Release 2011-01-31
Pages 1008
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The new edition of the successful previous version is 25 percent revised and packed with more than 200 pages of new material on the 2008 release of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Renowned author Brian Knight and his expert coauthors show developers how to master the 2008 release of SSIS, which is both more powerful and more complex than ever Case studies and tutorial examples acquired over the three years since the previous edition will contribute to helping illustrate advanced concepts and techniques New chapters include coverage of data warehousing using SSIS, new methods for managing the SSIS platform, and improved techniques for ETL operations



Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Author Paul Turley
ISBN-10 9781118059548
Release 2011-01-06
Pages 816
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Teaches solution architects, designers, and developers how to use Microsoft's reporting platform to create reporting and business intelligence (BI) solutions Updated with new information about holistic BI solutions, comprehensive OLAP/Analysis Services reporting, and complete production deployment scenarios Includes programming examples focused on specific, scenario-based solutions Explains reporting services architecture and business intelligence, teaches the fundamentals of designing reports through the use of careful planning considerations, and covers advanced report design and filtering techniques



SQL Server 2012 T SQL Recipes

SQL Server 2012 T SQL Recipes Author Jason Brimhall
ISBN-10 9781430242017
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 808
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SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server 2012. It provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks. Learn to create databases, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Tasks and their solutions are broken down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pressure is on. Solutions in this book are divided into chapters by problem domain. Each chapter is a collection of solutions around a single facet of the language such as writing queries, developing triggers, and applying aggregate functions. Each solution is presented code-first, giving you a working code example to copy from and implement immediately in your own environment. Following each example is an in-depth description of how and why the given solution works. Tradeoffs and alternative approaches are also discussed. Focused on solutions: Look up what you need to do. Learn how to do it. Do it. Current: Newly updated for SQL Server 2012 Comprehensive: Covers all common T-SQL problem domains



Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence

Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Author Guy Fouche
ISBN-10 9781430233244
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 448
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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence introduces the entire exciting gamut of business intelligence tools included with SQL Server 2008. Microsoft has designed SQL Server 2008 to be more than just a database. It’s a complete business intelligence (BI) platform. The database is at its core, and surrounding the core are tools for data mining, modeling, reporting, analyzing, charting, and integration with other enterprise-level software packages. SQL Server 2008 puts an incredible amount of BI functionality at your disposal. But how do you take advantage of it? That’s what this book is all about. Authors Guy Fouché and Lynn Langit show how to implement end-to-end BI solutions using SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and other tools in the Microsoft business intelligence toolkit. You’ll learn about all-features such as PowerPivot and Report Builder 3.0. Also provided are clear examples of predictive analysis made possible through powerful data mining features in SQL Server. If you’re an analyst or developer working with SQL Server 2008 who is charged with delivering results that drive business success, you can’t afford to be without this book; you can’t afford to ignore the powerful business intelligence suite that Microsoft has placed at your disposal. Provides the “big picture” of Microsoft’s BI tool suite Covers PowerPivot and other game-changing technologies introduced alongside SQL Server 2008 Release 2 Gives a practical analysis of features based on real-world practices What you’ll learn Apply dimensional- and fact-based modeling to create OLAP schemas Optimize data extraction and transformation with SQL Server Integration Services Develop OLAP and data-mining solutions using SQL Server Analysis Services Create compelling reports using the new Report Builder 3.0 in SQL Server Reporting Services Deliver self-service business-intelligence via Microsoft PowerPivot Manage and maintain control over your business intelligence environment Who this book is for Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence is for business intelligence analysts and developers wanting to employ the full stack of business intelligence tools that are part of SQL Server. The book also appeals to database administrators managing databases in support of business intelligence efforts. Table of Contents What Is Business Intelligence? OLAP Modeling Concepts Introducing OLAP Modeling with SSAS Intermediate OLAP Modeling with SSAS Advanced OLAP Modeling with SSAS Cube Storage and Aggregation Introducing SSIS Intermediate SSIS Advanced SSIS Reporting Tools Data Mining with Excel Introducing PowerPivot Introduction to MDX Introduction to Data Mining



Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Author Lynn Langit
ISBN-10 9780735638341
Release 2009-02-04
Pages 800
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Get the end-to-end instruction you need to design, develop, and deploy more effective data integration, reporting, and analysis solutions using SQL Server 2008—whether you’re new to business intelligence (BI) programming or a seasoned pro. With real-world examples and insights from an expert team, you’ll master the concepts, tools, and techniques for building solutions that deliver intelligence—and business value—exactly where users want it. Discover how to: Manage the development life cycle and build a BI team Dig into SQL Server Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services Navigate the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) Write queries that rank, sort, and drill down on sales data Develop extract, transform, and load (ETL) solutions Add a source code control system Help secure packages for deployment via encryption and credentials Use MDX and DMX Query Designers to build reports based on OLAP cubes and data mining models Create and implement custom objects using .NET code View reports in Microsoft Office Excel and Office SharePoint Serverook



Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Author Reza Rad
ISBN-10 9781849685252
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 564
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Over 100 expert recipes to design, create, and deploy SSIS packages with this book and ebook.



Pro SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

Pro SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Author Brian McDonald
ISBN-10 9781430238119
Release 2012-09-12
Pages 516
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Pro SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services opens the door to delivering customizable, web-enabled reports across your business at reasonable cost. Reporting Services is Microsoft’s enterprise-level reporting platform. It is included with many editions of SQL Server, and is something you’ll want to take advantage of if you’re running SQL Server as your database engine. Reporting Services provides a full set of tools with which to create and deploy reports. Create interactive reports for business users. Define reporting models from which business users can generate their own ad hoc reports. Pull data from relational databases, from XML, and from other sources. Present that data to users in tabular and graphical forms, and more. Reporting Services experts Brian McDonald, Rodney Landrum, and Shawn McGehee show how to do all this and much more in this third edition of their longstanding book on the topic. Provides best practices for using Reporting Services Covers the very latest in new features for SQL Server 2012 Your key to delivering business intelligence across the enterprise



Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure Author Scott Klein
ISBN-10 9781430243960
Release 2013-01-25
Pages 320
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Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure. You can create and deploy a database in mere minutes that is accessible worldwide and takes advantage of SQL Database's high-availability features to protect your data while ensuring 99.9% uptime. SQL Azure is ideally suited for startups, who can benefit from instant access to a robust and secure web-accessible database platform for use in rapidly deploying new products to market. SQL Azure is also ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, giving them the same ability to deploy SQL Server as any large enterprise, but without the management overhead. Even large enterprises find SQL Azure useful in creating failover environments, development environments, extra capacity to handle surges in demand, and more. Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure covers the very latest in Microsoft’s fast-moving, cloud platform, showing how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You’ll learn to program SQL Azure from ASP.NET, from WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You’ll learn to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. You’ll learn the unique aspects of SQL Azure such as sharding and federation support that combine to place SQL Azure a step above and ahead of the competiton. Shows how to use SQL Azure from classic Windows applications, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation Covers management, performance, scalability, and troubleshooting Addresses the all-important issue of securing your data Helps you properly design for high-performance in a cloud environment Helps you adopt the new Federations feature in SQL Azure



Pro SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Pro SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services Author Philo Janus
ISBN-10 9781430219958
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 480
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Every business has reams of business data locked away in databases, business systems, and spreadsheets. While you may be able to build some reports by pulling a few of these repositories together, actually performing any kind of analysis on the data that runs your business can range from problematic to impossible. Pro SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services will show you how to pull that data together and present it for reporting and analysis in a way that makes the data accessible to business users, instead of needing to rely on the IT department every time someone needs a different report. Accessible—With a single author's voice, this book conducts a guided tour through the technology that makes it easy to dive into. Solution–oriented—While technically deep, the goal is to focus on practical application of the technologies instead of acting as a technical manual. Comprehensive—This book covers every aspect of analysis services and ancillary technologies to enable you to make the most of SQL Server. What you’ll learn Understand the importance of online analytical processing and analysis services technologies. Build cubes and dimensions that let you get business value out of large volumes of data. Learn the fundamentals of MDX, the query language for advanced analysis. Apply ancillary aspects of analysis services: KPIs, perspectives, and calculated members. Apply basic data mining concepts—identify answers to questions you weren't even aware you should ask. Learn the various ways to consume analysis services data (reporting services, Excel, and ProClarity). Who this book is for Pro SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services is aimed at developers who want to take advantage of SQL Server's built-in business intelligence functionality to mine their data and produce reports that can drive business forward in right and profitable directions. The book is secondarily aimed at database administrators charged with supporting analysis services solutions. Table of Contents Introduction to OLAP Cubes, Dimensions, and Measures SQL Server Analysis Services SSAS Developer and Admin Interfaces Creating a Data Source View Creating Dimensions Building a Cube Deploying and Processing MDX219 10: Cube Features Data Mining PowerPivot Administration User Interfaces



Pro SQL Server 2012 Integration Services

Pro SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Author Francis Rodrigues
ISBN-10 9781430236931
Release 2012-09-12
Pages 636
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Pro SQL Server 2012 Integration Services teaches how to take advantage of the powerful extract, transform, and load (ETL) platform included with Microsoft SQL Server 2012. You’ll learn to build scalable, robust, performance-driven enterprise ETL solutions that save time and make money for your company. You'll learn to avoid common ETL development pitfalls and how to extend the power of your ETL solutions to include virtually any possible transformation on data from any conceivable source. SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) facilitates an unprecedented ability to load data from anywhere, perform any type of manipulation on it, and store it to any source. Whether you are populating databases, retrieving data from the Web, or performing complex calculations on large data sets, SSIS gives you the tools to get the job done. And this book gives you the knowledge to take advantage of everything SSIS offers. Helps you design and develop robust, efficient, scalable ETL solutions Walks you through using the built-in, stock components Shows how to programmatically extend the power of SSIS to cover any possible scenario



Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration

Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration Author Robert Walters
ISBN-10 9781430239826
Release 2012-12-17
Pages 440
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Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. It’s an ideal book for those new to database administration, as well for those moving to SQL Server from other database brands such as Oracle and IBM DB2. SQL Server is more than just a database. It's situated within a larger context that includes solutions for reporting, for integrating data from other systems, for business intelligence and analysis, and more. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration paints the big picture to help you understand SQL Server’s place in the grand scheme. Then you’ll move into the nuts and bolts of installing the product, learning the management tools at your disposal, creating your first database, and maintaining that database in an ongoing state of readiness. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration goes beyond teaching just the core competencies of effective database administration. You will also learn the latest trends in SQL Server such as virtualizing and consolidating of servers, and using SQL Server in the cloud as a service. Administrators experienced on other platforms will find insight from comparisons of key features between SQL Server and other platforms. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration lays an excellent foundation for success as an SQL Server database administrator. Provides the essentials of successful SQL Server administration Covers the latest trends such as virtualization and cloud computing Paints the big picture of Microsoft’s data platform



Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible Author Adam Jorgensen
ISBN-10 9781118282175
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 1416
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Harness the powerful new SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to this product since 2005, and it may change how database administrators and developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're a database administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible teaches you everything you need to take full advantage of this major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the new features of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how to develop top-notch SQL Server databases and new data connections and keep your databases performing at peak. The book is crammed with specific examples, sample code, and a host of tips, workarounds, and best practices. In addition, downloadable code is available from the book's companion web site, which you can use to jumpstart your own projects. Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 for database administrators and developers Covers all the software's new features and capabilities, including SQL Azure for cloud computing, enhancements to client connectivity, and new functionality that ensures high-availability of mission-critical applications Explains major new changes to the SQL Server Business Intelligence tools, such as Integration, Reporting, and Analysis Services Demonstrates tasks both graphically and in SQL code to enhance your learning Provides source code from the companion web site, which you can use as a basis for your own projects Explores tips, smart workarounds, and best practices to help you on the job Get thoroughly up to speed on SQL Server 2012 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible.



Applied Microsoft Business Intelligence

Applied Microsoft Business Intelligence Author Patrick LeBlanc
ISBN-10 9781118961780
Release 2015-05-06
Pages 432
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Leverage the integration of SQL Server and Office for more effective BI Applied Microsoft Business Intelligence shows you how to leverage the complete set of Microsoft tools—including Microsoft Office and SQL Server—to better analyze business data. This book provides best practices for building complete BI solutions using the full Microsoft toolset. You will learn how to effectively use SQL Server Analysis and Reporting Services, along with Excel, SharePoint, and other tools to provide effective and cohesive solutions for the enterprise. Coverage includes BI architecture, data queries, semantic models, multidimensional modeling, data analysis and visualization, performance monitoring, data mining, and more, to help you learn to perform practical business analysis and reporting. Written by an author team that includes a key member of the BI product team at Microsoft, this useful reference provides expert instruction for more effective use of the Microsoft BI toolset. Use Microsoft BI suite cohesively for more effective enterprise solutions Search, analyze, and visualize data more efficiently and completely Develop flexible and scalable tabular and multidimensional models Monitor performance, build a BI portal, and deploy and manage the BI Solution



Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Author Paul Turley
ISBN-10 9781118237137
Release 2012-05-23
Pages 912
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A must-have guide for the latest updates to the new release of Reporting Services SQL Server Reporting Services allows you to create reports and business intelligence (BI) solutions. With this updated resource, a team of experts shows you how Reporting Services makes reporting faster, easier and more powerful than ever in web, desktop, and portal solutions. New coverage discusses the new reporting tool called Crescent, BI semantic model's impact on report design and creation, semantic model design, and more. You'll explore the major enhancements to Report Builder and benefit from best practices shared by the authors. Builds on the previous edition while also providing coverage of the new features introduced with SQL Server 2012 Explains Reporting Services architecture and BI fundamentals Covers advanced report design and filtering techniques, walking you through each design, discussing its purpose and the conditions where it could be more efficient Discusses semantic model design, Report Builder, Crescent, and more Targets business analysts and report designers as well as BI solution developers Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services is mandatory reading if you are eager to start using the newest version of SQL Server Reporting Services.



Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration

Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration Author Robert Walters
ISBN-10 9781430224143
Release 2010-03-26
Pages 400
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Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration is essential for anyone wishing to learn about implementing and managing SQL Server 2008 database. From college students, to experienced database administrators from other platforms, to those already familiar with SQL Server and wanting to fill in some gaps of knowledge, this book will bring all readers up to speed on the enterprise platform Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Clearly describes relational database concepts Explains the SQL Server database engine and supporting tools Shows various database maintenance scenarios