After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Explain the role of Analysis Services within the business intelligence landscape
Explain the role of MDX within Analysis Services
MDX is the language used to interact with data in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services cubes. It is a versatile and powerful language but one that requires you to approach data in a whole new way. This is the primary challenge to the successful use of the MDX language, one we assist you in addressing in Part I of this book.
This chapter serves as a relatively gentle introduction to the MDX language and familiarizes you with its role in the Microsoft business intelligence landscape. This chapter also serves as a check for you, the reader, to ...