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Practical Business Intelligence: with SQL Server 2005 by Roger Toren, John C. Hancock

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Preface

Each of the areas in the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) platform could take a whole book to describe in detail. Why then are we attempting to cover all aspects of BI solutions in one book? The answer is that people who design, build, and manage a BI solution need to have a good understanding of how all the BI components in SQL Server 2005 can work together, from relational databases to store the data, Integration Services to move and transform the data, Analysis Services to provide a platform to analyze and query the data, and Reporting Services to present the information to users.

We really wanted to avoid just giving a superficial or “marketing” view of all the different aspects of the BI platform, so we have designed this ...

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