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Professional SQL Server 2000 Data Warehousing with Analysis Services Paperback – Oct 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; illustrated edition edition (October 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861005407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861005403
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.5 x 3.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,095,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is aimed at the SQL Server developer who wishes to learn about the enhanced data warehousing features and new services available in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, and IT professionals and managers who wish to investigate SQL Server's data warehousing capabilities.

About the Author

Christopher Graves is President of RapidCF, a ColdFusion development company in Canton Connecticut. Chris leads projects with Oracle 8i and SQL Server 2000 typically coupled to web based solutions.

Mark Scott serves as a consultant for RDA, a provider of advanced technology consulting services. He develops multi-tier, data-centric web applications. He is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer + Internet, Solution Developer, Database Administrator and Trainer.

As a partner of a consulting firm, Applied Technology Group, Mike Benkovich has a broad range of experience with development technologies and platforms. Besides SQL Server, he has worked extensively with Informix, Oracle, C++, Visual Basic, PowerBuilder and Unix. Mike can be reached at mbenko@atgmn.com.

Paul Turley is a Senior Instructor and Consultant for SQL Soft+ Training and Consulting in Beaverton, Oregon and Bellevue, Washington. He specializes in database solution development, software design, programming, and project management frameworks.

Robert Skoglund is President and Managing Director of RcS Consulting Services, Inc. Robert also provides certified training services to Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centres nationwide and internationally. He can be reached at rskoglund@rcs-consulting-inc.com.

Sakhr Youness is a senior architect at Commerce One, Inc. He is a professional engineer and a Microsoft certified solution developer who has experience in data modelling, business-to-business (B2B) applications, client server and database application development. He can be reached at syouness@home.com.

Robin Dewson is currently working on a system called "Vertigo", replacing the old trading system called "Kojak". He has been with a large US Investment bank in the City of London for over 5 years.

Sam Ferguson is an IT Consultant with API Software, a growing IT Solutions Company based in Glasgow, Scotland. Sam works in various fields but specialises in Visual Basic, SQL Server, XML, and all things .Net.

Tony Bain (MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA) is a senior database consultant for SQL Services. While he has experience with various database platforms, SQL Server has been the focus of his attention. During this time he has been responsible for the design, development and administration of numerous SQL Server based solutions.

Terrence Joubert is a Software Engineer working with Victoria Computer Services. He also works as a freelance Technical Reviewer for several publishing companies. As a developer and aspiring author, Terrence enjoys reading about and experimenting with new technologies, especially the Microsoft .Net products.

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I tried really hard to find anything positive to say about this book...but alas. Being a Wrox fun for a few years, I was greatly disappointed by this book. Don't be misled by the "Professional" word in its title. You won't find anything "professional" in it. It doesn't even succeed in giving you a good panoramic view of the SQL Server Analysis Services. Example, try to find some information about LookupCube - forget it. The authors seem to be completely out of sync with each other. At some point, the book says that the private dimensions have no advantages over shared dimensions. Later it says that private dimensions preserve shared memory because the shared dimensions are cached.
I highly recommend the "Step by Step" book or "Professional SQL Server 2000 DTS" if you want to learn something of value about data warehousing with Analysis Services.
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Avoid this book. It was written by ten different people and it shows in the text - overlapping material and total lack of flow make it impossible to get a grasp on Analysis Services. It appears that many of the authors have difficulty understanding and adequately explaining the concepts themselves.
The Analysis Services tutorials included with SQL Server and Books Online are much more informative - with deliberate, well documented hands-on tutorials.
This is NOT the reference you are looking for.
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I bought Sakhrs version of this book for SQL Server 7. This is not just an upgrade but a look at the new functionlity found within SQL Server 2000.
This book is a dream if you are involved within Analysis and even looking at the new DTS Analysis functions has helped me.
Comparing this with other books, by far this is the one that is well written and doesnt just come out with the obvious.
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By A Customer on Dec 26 2001
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I found this book to be helpful in understanding how to utilize multidimensional database design. It was nice to see that Microsoft has some affordable alternatives one can turn to in the data mining and data warehousing market. Once again WROX has produced a helpful product for professionals in the computer industry.
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Been a Wrox fan for some time. This is the worst book their team has produced. The material is cursory at best and totally theoretical. Very few practical examples. Never thought I would point to an MSPress Step-by-Step book, however it is far superior to this junk.
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