Best practices and invaluable advice from world-renowned data warehouse experts In this book, leading data warehouse experts from the Kimball Group share best practices for using the upcoming “Business Intelligence release” of SQL Server, referred to as SQL Server 2008 R2. In this new edition, the authors explain how SQL Server 2008 R2 provides a collection of powerful new tools that extend the power of its BI toolset to Excel and SharePoint users and they show how to use SQL Server to build a successful data warehouse that supports the business intelligence requirements that are common to most organizations. Covering the complete suite of data warehousing and BI tools that are part of SQL Server 2008 R2, as well as Microsoft Office, the authors walk you through a full project lifecycle, including design, development, deployment and maintenance. Features more than 50 percent new and revised material that covers the rich new feature set of the SQL Server 2008 R2 release, as well as the Office 2010 release Includes brand new content that focuses on PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint, Master Data Services, and discusses updated capabilities of SQL Server Analysis, Integration, and Reporting Services Shares detailed case examples that clearly illustrate how to best apply the techniques described in the book The accompanying Web site contains all code samples as well as the sample database used throughout the case studies The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit, Second Edition provides you with the knowledge of how and when to use BI tools such as Analysis Services and Integration Services to accomplish your most essential data warehousing tasks.
Market_Desc: Database and Data Warehouse Developers and Managers Special Features: · Wiley is the leading publisher of books on data warehousing· Wiley books written by members of the Kimball Group have sold more than 300,000 copies, generating revenue in excess of $7 million· Ralph Kimball and his co-authors are recognized as the most influential thought leaders in the data warehousing industry; there is no direct competition.· The methods they've pioneered have been adopted by almost all leading data warehouse vendors.· The authors will actively promote this book in training and consulting worldwide. About The Book: In this book, leading data warehouse experts from the Kimball Group share best practices for using the upcoming Business Intelligence release of SQL Server, referred to as SQL Server 2008 R2. In this new edition, the authors explain how SQL Server 2008 R2 provides a collection of powerful new tools that extend the power of its BI toolset to Excel and SharePoint users and they show how to use SQL Server to build a successful data warehouse that supports the business intelligence requirements that are common to most organizations. Covering the complete suite of data warehousing and BI tools that are part of SQL Server 2008 R2, as well as Microsoft Office, the authors walk you through a full project lifecycle, including design, development, deployment and maintenance.
". . . one of the definitive books of our industry. If you take the time to read only one professional book, make it this book." -W. H. Inmon One of the most dramatic new developments in database design, the dimensional data warehouse is a powerful database model that.significantly enhances managers' ability to quickly analyze large, multidimensional data sets. Written by the leading proponent of this revolutionary new approach, this valuable book/CD toolkit outfits you with all the nuts-and-bolts information you need to design, build, manage, and use dimensional data warehouses for virtually any type of business application, as well as software for querying dimensional data warehouses. Employing many real-life case studies of data warehouses, Ralph Kimball provides clear-cut guidelines on how to model data and design data warehouses to support advanced multidimensional decision support systems. Beginning with the relatively simple example of a data warehouse for a grocery store, he progresses, step-by-step, through an increasingly complex array of business applications in retail, manufacturing, banking, insurance, subscriptions, and airline reservations. By the end of the book, you will have mastered the full range of powerful techniques for creating, controlling, and navigating dimensional business databases that are easy to understand and navigate. On the CD-ROM you'll find: * Software for querying dimensional data warehouses. * Working models of all the databases described in the book.
Learn Microsoft SQL Server 7 by successfully completing hands-on projects You don't have to be a fortune teller to realize that Microsoft's SQL Server 7 is going to be the most widely used database product on the planet. This book, unlike typical reference books, shows you how to use SQL Server to add value to your business operations. Drawing inspiration from the lab manuals you used in biology and earth science classes, the authors provide step-by-step instructions for accomplishing the kinds of projects you'll want to do with SQL Server. Here's a taste of some of the projects: * How to build an e-commerce site with Site Server Commerce Edition * Implementing a data-driven Intranet with SQL Server and IIS * Creating both single-source and multisource data marts * Working with OLAP Services and a variety of OLAP clients * Writing Visual Basic applications that work with SQL Server Plus two CD-Roms! * CD-ROM 1 contains Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 120-Day Evaluation Edition * CD-ROM 2 contains all the code from the book, example applications, 18 third party Development tools, and links to related Web sites
Optimize Microsoft SQL Server 2014 queries and applications Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization is filled with ready-to-use techniques for creating high-performance queries and applications. The book describes the inner workings of the query processor so you can write better queries and provide the query processor with the quality information it needs to produce efficient execution plans. You’ll also get tips for troubleshooting underperforming queries. In-Memory OLTP (Hekaton), a key new feature of SQL Server 2014, is fully covered in this practical guide. Understand how the query optimizer works Troubleshoot queries using extended events, SQL trace, dynamic management views (DMVs), the data collector, and other tools Work with query operators for data access, joins, aggregations, parallelism, and updates Speed up queries and dramatically improve application performance by creating the right indexes Understand statistics and how to detect and fix cardinality estimation errors Maximize OLTP query performance using In-Memory OLTP (Hekaton) features, including memory-optimized tables and natively compiled stored procedures Monitor and promote plan caching and reuse to improve application performance Improve the performance of data warehouse queries using columnstore indexes Handle query processor limitations with hints and other methods
This journal consists of collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Science, Engineering and Technology (ICETSET-2014) held during 18th and 19th April 2014 at Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai. ICETSET-2014 explores the art of designing systems in arriving at a Smart, Sustainable and Secured Technology. The conference aims at bringing together experts, practitioners, academicians, researchers and students to meet the following objectives. Develop a forum towards smart, sustainable and secured technology. Promote the development of a supportive community of experts and a spirit of collaborative research. Provide a supportive setting for feedback on current research and guidance on future research directions.To strengthen Industry-Institute interaction ties and lay foundation for engineering a better world.
"This collection offers tools, designs, and outcomes of the utilization of data mining and warehousing technologies, such as algorithms, concept lattices, multidimensional data, and online analytical processing. With more than 300 chapters contributed by over 575 experts from around the globe, this authoritative collection will provide libraries with the essential reference on data mining and warehousing"--Provided by publisher.
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Data Transformation Services covers all facets in the development of data transformations with DTS. The reader will learn how to create each of the DTS tasks, both in the User Interface supplied with SQL Server and through the object model using Visual Basic or VBScript. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Data Transformation Services is filled with numerous small examples, showing how each of the capabilities of DTS can be used. It also includes a number of Data Transformation Templates, which can be used by the readers to help develop their own packages.
Software process reengineering has become highly visible over the past several years. Efforts are being undertaken by organizations of all types and sizes as they attempt to deal with the challenges of quality, complexity and competitiveness. As an emerging technology, the effectiveness and potential impact of process improvement efforts have been debated, but not fully tested or validated. At the very core of this technological evolution is the idea that the quality of a software product is highly dependent on the quality of the process used for its development. Successful Software Reengineering examines the most recent theories, models, approaches and processes involved with the concept of software improvement and reengineering.