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- 2 - Making Software a Service
Magazine/Issue: Online CoDe Magazine, Book Excerpts
Release Date: Monday, June 20, 2011
Quick ID: 1105063
“This excerpt is from the book, ‘Building Applications in the Cloud: Concepts, Patterns, and Projects’ by Christopher Moyer. (Pearson/Addison-Wesley Professional, April 2011, ISBN 0321720202, Copyright 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. For more information, please visit the publisher site: www.informit.com/title/0321720202)
- The Baker’s Dozen: 13 Productivity Tips for Building OLAP Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services
Magazine/Issue: CoDe Magazine, 2011 Mar/Apr
Release Date: Friday, February 11, 2011
Quick ID: 1103091
rewarding experience of writing and speaking is taking a seemingly complex topic and making it more understandable and accessible. In this article, I’ll show how to create and use OLAP databases and cubes using SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 (SSAS 2008). The benefits of OLAP are significant, even monumental - but like most technologies, reaping the benefits means considerable research and effort into leveraging the tools. In the case of OLAP databases, developers need to learn the differences between OLAP databases and relational databases, and how to use the tools that SSAS provides. In this article, I’ll walk through how to create an OLAP database and how to use the tools in Analysis Services to enhance the OLAP database. By the end, you’ll see why businesses and other organizations see the value of OLAP databases. I’ll also briefly cover some of the plans Microsoft has announced for the next generation of OLAP tools.