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Now in its second edition, this invaluable reference explainswhy MDX (MulitDimensional eXpressions) is the most widely acceptedsoftware used for dimensional application. You'll learn how tobuild effective multidimensional data warehouses and you'll gainthe necessary skills to access and analyze data to make betterbusiness decisions.
After a brief overview of the syntax and semantics of the MDXlanguage, the authors move directly to the tutorial, providingpractical examples of MDX in use. With more than 60 percent revisedand updated content, this new edition addresses the increasednumber of analytical applications that use MDX. The authors coverboth the changes in the MDX language itself as well as majorchanges in its implementation with the latest software releases ofMicrosoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and HyperionEssbase.
This unrivaled book includes:
The companion Web site includes a collection of sample databasesand code for use in Analysis Services and Essbase, and an MDX queryinterface for Essbase.
Sivakumar Harinath is the Test Lead for Analysis Services2005 at Microsoft.
Christopher Webb is a technical architect who specializesin BI solutions at IMS Health in London.
Dylan Hai Huang is currently working as a program managerin Microsoft Office Business Application Team. Before joining thecurrent team, he had been working in Microsoft Analysis ServicePerformance Team. His main interests are business intelligence,high performance computation and data mining.
Francesco Civardi is Chief Scientist at DaisyLabs, aBusiness Intelligence Company. He is also Professor of DataAnalysis Tools and Techniques at the Catholic Universities ofBrescia and Cremona.