This course introduces SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Tabular to deliver corporate-level business intelligence solutions. The course helps those new to SSAS Tabular assemble and relate data from diverse sources, and to then build and query basic Tabular models.
This course explains how to use MDX to query an Analysis Services multidimensional database. It begins with an introduction to the language, showing how it can be used beyond developing a cube, as well as an introduction to important concepts such as tuples and sets. The course then focuses on how to structure queries and how to create sets to use on a query axis. The course then continues with an exploration of the multiple navigation functions used to traverse hierarchical data. Last, it explains how to build more complex queries by adding calculations in the form of calculated measures, calculated members, and named sets. This course was written for SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services, but most principles apply to SQL Server 2005 and later.
This course covers advanced design topics related to dimensions and partitions. It explains how to utilize Analysis Services features for parent-child hierarchies, financial analytics, referenced dimensions and many-to-many relationships. It also demonstrates how to work with write back in Analysis Services for both dimensions and cells. In addition, this course provides guidance for managing Analysis Services performance and storage through the implementation of aggregations and partitions. Furthermore, this course expands topics introduced in the Analysis Services Fundamentals course by explaining how to manage design and data changes following initial implementation and how to implement alternative security scenarios. The features and demonstrations in this course focus on the SQL Server 2008 R2 release, although most topics also apply to all versions of Analysis Services (SQL Server 2005 and later).
This course explains how to develop Analysis Services databases, beginning with the dimensional modeling process and continuing with the development of dimensions and cubes. It also covers the integration of business logic into the cube by adding calculations, named sets, and key performance indicators. This course explains how to deploy and process Analysis Services databases and how to implement security for both users and administrators. The features and demonstrations in this course focus on the SQL Server 2008 R2 release, although most topics also apply to earlier versions of Analysis Services.