We’re happy to announce the availability of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services: The BISM Tabular Model, by Marco Russo, Chris Webb, and Alberto Ferrari. As one Amazon reviewer put it, “Marco, Chris, and Alberto are familiar names synonymous with deep expertise and understanding of the product and how to best use it. This book adds another volume to their collective library of knowledge sharing on this topic they know perhaps better than anyone else.”
In this book, you’ll explore how to load tabular data from a large variety of sources and how to analyze that tabular data using DAX (Data Analysis eXpressions—the native language of the Tabular model and also PowerPivot) and the BI Semantic Model (BISM) in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services—and discover a simpler method for creating corporate-level BI solutions. You’ll see how the tabular model’s in-memory database enables rapid analytics. The authors explore ways to build, deploy, query, interface with, and optimize BISM tabular models with hands-on explanations and examples, and they discuss best practices for doing so.
You can view the complete table of contents below, and you can read a sample chapter (Chapter 8, “Understanding Time Intelligence in DAX”) here: http://cdn.oreilly.com/oreilly/booksamplers/msp/9780735658189_sampler.pdf.
You can purchase the book at the site of our official distributor, O’Reilly Media, here: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145322197.do.