Learn how to build dimensions and cubes in the SQL Server 2012 development environment
Microsoft SQL Server Analytical Services, or SSAS, is an analytical processing OLAP tool which allows users to analyze business data quickly and easily.
In this book you will get started with SQL Server cube development. You will start by learning how to install SQL Server 2012 and create a development environment. You will then finish by diving into the development and design of dimension and cubes in SQL Server.
This book starts by jumping into the new and important features of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Afterwards we will run through the installation of SQL Server then how to check the validation of SQL Server and security consideration during and after installation.
After you have SQL Server running, you will get started with SQL Server cube development, first by creating a development environment, then by developing and designing dimensions and cubes in SQL Server.
Moving on to administration and user management of SQL Server 2012 you will then build your own SQL Server development environment and create your own dimensions and cubes. You will then finish with a journey through further tutorials and guidance on continuing and progressing with SSAS cube development.