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Foundations of SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence, Second Edition by Guy Fouché, Lynn Langit

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C H A P T E R  2

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OLAP Modeling Concepts

You've got executive support and a great BI team assembled. You've diligently set up standards and practices. The development environment is set up (and secured!), and your team is ready to start designing your solution. What is the next step? It all starts with a star—a star schema, that is.

Properly designed OLAP schemas are the foundation of all successful BI projects built using SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). With star schemas as a starting point, you or your ETL gurus can begin the data mapping process, and you or your report writers can begin to create report prototypes. This chapter will explain ...

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