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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 MDX Step by Step by C Ryan Clay Bryan C Smith and Hitachi Consulting

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Introduction

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services is a powerful tool for Business Intelligence. Many organizations, both large and small, have adopted it to provide secure, high-performance access to complex analytics.

MDX is the language used by Analysis Services for data access. Proficiency with this language is essential to the realization of your Analysis Services databases’ full potential. The innovative and elegant model underlying the MDX language makes it a very powerful but at the same time challenging tool for data analysis. In this book, we address this model head-on and then guide you through various functions and applications of the MDX language.

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