Analysis Services and the Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform

Microsoft provides a comprehensive set of BI applications that enable you to create an enterprise-scale, fully functional BI system. This section briefly describes these applications but doesn’t go into a lot of detail. The purpose of this section is to show you the important role Analysis Services plays and how it interacts with the other applications in the Microsoft BI platform.

The Microsoft BI platform is based on SQL Server 2008 and the 2007 Microsoft Office System. SQL Server 2008 is actually a suite of the following products:

  • SQL Server Database Engine. Often referred to simply as SQL Server, the SQL Server Database Engine is a relational database management system that meets ...

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