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What''s So Good About SQL Server 2005 OLAP?

Understand the business imperative for SQL Server 2005''s new OLAP capabilities as well as how to implement them.

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SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, with its Unified Dimensional Model, has turbo-charged its OLAP capabilities. These new OLAP solutions can be useful to your business because they're more powerful than their SQL Server 2000 counterparts, easier to develop, and can be based on real-time or near–real-time data. Learn how to use new Visual Studio designers to create OLAP cubes, and then get acquainted with powerful new features such as .NET CLR stored procedures, Key Performance Indicators, Perspectives, Translations, and proactive caching. Understand the business imperative for OLAP as well as its implementation.

About the Author

Andrew Brust is Research Director for Big Data and Analytics at Gigaom Research. Andrew is co-author of "Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012" (Microsoft Press); an advisor to NYTECH, the New York Technology Council; co-moderator of Big On Data - New York's Data Intelligence Meetup; serves as Microsoft Regional Director and MVP; and is conference co-chair of Visual Studio Live!

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