Chapter 1. Design a multidimensional business intelligence (BI) semantic model

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A business intelligence semantic model is a semantic layer that you create to represent and enhance data for use in reporting and analysis applications. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) supports two types of business intelligence semantic models: multidimensional and tabular. In this chapter, we review the skills you need to create a multidimensional database, whereas we explore the skills necessary for creating a tabular model in Chapter 2, “Design a tabular BI semantic model.” We start with the steps required to physically instantiate ...

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