Book-and-video package gets novices up to speed on MicrosoftSQL Server 2012 If you need a practical, hands-on introduction, especially toSQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), this book-and-video packagefrom authority Brian Knight is the perfect solution. Each lessonincludes three major components: a description of how each SSISfeature or process works, a tutorial that walks you through theprocess or technique, and an accompanying video lesson. It's acomplete learning package that will give you the confidence youneed to start your first SSIS project. Guides novice database administrators and developers who arelearning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server IntegrationServices (SSIS) Provides expert instruction from leading SQL Server authorityand author, Brian Knight Includes a book and a video, complete instruction that includeslessons, hands-on tutorials, and video demonstrations by theauthor Covers the very latest changes and updates in the SQL Server2012 release Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services 24-HourTrainer makes SQL Server 2012 and SSIS much lessintimidating. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of the e-book file, but are available fordownload after purchase.
Discover how to maintain and update balanced scorecards and performance dashboards with SQL Server Reporting Services Complementing the bestselling Balanced Scorecards and Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel (9780470386811), this indispensable book shows you how to create maintainable and dynamically updated scorecards and performance dashboards using Microsoft's premier reporting tool for the enterprise: SQL Server Reporting Services. The book begins with coverage of performance management methods and metrics and then moves on to introduce you to techniques for developing and delivering both a dashboard and balanced scorecard using Reporting Services. The authors assume very limited knowledge of Reporting Services, allowing you to gradually progress through more advanced topics and solutions. Shows you how to build a simple dashboard and balanced scorecard utilizing helpful examples Discusses formatting controls and labels, paging, and conditional formatting Introduces the skills necessary to make Reporting Services dashboards and scorecards interactive Covers the visual aspect of dashboards and scorecards and shows how to design and implement dashboards and scorecards in Reporting Services for mobile devices Explains how to apply the techniques covered earlier in the book for specific business applications This book sets itself apart from other titles with its comprehensive and invaluable coverage of key strategies and techniques for effectively using SQL Reporting Services to create scorecards and dashboards.
Enjoy reading interviews with more than two dozen data professionals to see a picture of what it’s like to work in the industry managing and analyzing data, helping you to know what it takes to move from your current expertise into one of the fastest growing areas of technology today. Data is the hottest word of the century, and data professionals are in high demand. You may already be a data professional such as a database administrator or business intelligence analyst. Or you may be one of the many people who want to work as a data professional, and are curious how to get there. Either way, this collection helps you understand how data professionals work, what makes them successful, and what they do to keep up. You’ll find interviews in this book with database administrators, database programmers, data architects, business intelligence professionals, and analytics professionals. Interviewees work across industry sectors ranging from healthcare and banking to finance and transportation and beyond. Each chapter illuminates a successful professional at the top of their game, who shares what helped them get to the top, and what skills and attitudes combine to make them successful in their respective fields. Interviewees in the book include: Mindy Curnutt, Julie Smith, Kenneth Fisher, Andy Leonard, Jes Borland, Kevin Feasel, Ginger Grant, Vicky Harp, Kendra Little, Jason Brimhall, Tim Costello, Andy Mallon, Steph Locke, Jonathan Stewart, Joseph Sack, John Q. Martin, John Morehouse, Kathi Kellenberger, Argenis Fernandez, Kirsten Benzel, Tracy Boggiano, Dave Walden, Matt Gordon, Jimmy May, Drew Furgiuele, Marlon Ribunal, and Joseph Fleming. All of them have been successful in their careers, and share their perspectives on working and succeeding in the field as data and database professionals. What You'll Learn Stand out as an outstanding professional in your area of data work by developing the right set of skills and attitudes that lead to success Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, and recover from operational failures and bad technology decisions Understand current trends and best practices, and stay out in front as the field evolves Break into working with data through database administration, business intelligence, or any of the other career paths represented in this book Manage stress and develop a healthy work-life balance no matter which career path you decide upon Choose a suitable path for yourself from among the different career paths in working with data Who This Book Is For Database administrators and developers, database and business intelligence architects, consultants, and analytic professionals, as well as those intent on moving into one of those career paths. Aspiring data professionals and those in related technical fields who want to make a move toward managing or analyzing data on a full-time basis will find the book useful. Existing data professionals who want to be outstanding and successful at what they do will also appreciate the book's advice and guidance.
Understand Microsoft's dramatically updated new release of its premier toolset for business intelligence The first major update to Microsoft's state-of-the-art, complex toolset for business intelligence (BI) in years is now available and what better way to master it than with this detailed book from key members of the product's development team? If you're a database or data warehouse developer, this is the expert resource you need to build full-scale, multi-dimensional, database applications using Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services and related tools. Discover how to solve real-world BI problems by leveraging a slew of powerful new Analysis Services features and capabilities. These include the new DAX language, which is a more user-friendly version of MDX; PowerPivot, a new tool for performing simplified analysis of data; BISM, Microsoft's new Business Intelligence Semantic Model; and much more. Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services BI product and is written by key members of the Microsoft Analysis Services product development team Covers SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services, a major new release with a host of powerful new features and capabilities Topics include using the new DAX language, a simplified, more user-friendly version of MDX; PowerPivot, a new tool for performing simplified analysis of data; BISM, Microsoft's new Business Intelligence Semantic Model; and a new, yet-to-be-named BI reporting tool Explores real-world scenarios to help developers build comprehensive solutions Get thoroughly up to speed on this powerful new BI toolset with the timely and authoritative Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services with MDX.
An in-depth look at the radical changes to the newest release of SISS Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (SISS) builds on the revolutionary database product suite first introduced in 2005. With this crucial resource, you will explore how this newest release serves as a powerful tool for performing extraction, transformation, and load operations (ETL). A team of SQL Server experts deciphers this complex topic and provides detailed coverage of the new features of the 2012 product release. In addition to technical updates and additions, the authors present you with a new set of SISS best practices, based on years of real-world experience that have transpired since the previous edition was published. Details the newest features of the 2012 SISS product release, which is the most significant release since 2005 Addresses the keys to a successful ETL solution, such as using the right enterprise ETL tool and employing the right ETL architecture in order to meet the system requirements Includes additional case studies and tutorial examples to illustrate advanced concepts and techniques Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Integration Services is a valuable resource that meets the demands and high expectations of experienced SSIS professionals.