Chapter 3. Getting to Trusted Data

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the term “trusted data.”

  • Understand SQL Server 2008 R2 and its role in business intelligence (BI).

  • Understand the life cycle of a BI implementation.

  • Create a data warehouse.

  • Move data from a source to the data warehouse.

  • Create a SQL Server Analysis Services cube.

Introduction to Trusted Data

The major focus of this book is on how to use SharePoint Server 2010, integrated with SQL Server 2008 R2, to present data to business users. This would be pointless without data you can trust to present to your business user applications. Trusted data comes from business processes occurring in departments such as marketing, finance, e-commerce, and more, and is then ...

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