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Business Intelligence with MicroStrategy Cookbook by Davide Moraschi

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Connecting to a RDBMS

From this recipe on, we are exploring the subscription-based version of Express. You can use the free 30 days trial to test drive the premium features described henceforth. As of writing, I have no pricing information regarding the subscription; a quick Google search pointed me to this FAQ document: http://at5.us/Ch13U6, which simply says you need to contact the company for details.

The list of different databases that can be accessed from Express includes DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Informix, and more; both on-premise and cloud hosted.

When accessing a database in your company network, you need to have a public facing IP address to connect to (remember that while Express runs as a Flash application in your browser, you're ...

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