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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model

by Marco Russo Alberto Ferrari Chris Webb

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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