An insightful tour that provides an authoritative yet independent view of this exciting technology, this guide introduces an innovative business intelligence semantic model (BISM) that promotes rapid professional and self-service BI application development. Business analysts and power users will learn how to integrate data from multiple data sources, implement self-service BI applications with Excel, and deploy them to SharePoint. Business intelligence professionals and database administrators will discover how to build corporate solutions powered by BISM, delivering supreme performance with large data volumes, and how to implement a wide range of solutions that integrate with BISM. Ideal for experienced BI professionals or beginners, this book features step-by-step instructions and demos for building reports and dashboards, deploying and managing BISM, and integrating data from various sources.
Teo Lachev is a technical architect for a leading financial institution where he designs and implements business intelligence solutions for the banking industry. A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2004, he is also a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He is the author of Applied Microsoft Analysis Services 2005 and the coauthor of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Implementation and Maintenance Training Kit. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.