Chapter 2. OLAP Modeling

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 stara star schema, that is.

Properly designed OLAP schemas are the foundation of all successful BI projects built using SSAS 2005. 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 design models for OLAP schemasstars, snowflakes, and moreall of which are the basis for OLAP cubes. Modeling for data mining is not covered ...

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