Tabular Modeling in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, 2nd Edition
Create a semantic model and analyze data using the tabular model in SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services to create corporate-level business intelligence (BI) solutions. Led by two BI experts, you will learn how to build, deploy, and query a tabular model by following detailed examples and best practices. This hands-on book shows you how to use the tabular model's in-memory database to perform rapid analytics - whether you are new to Analysis Services or already familiar with its multidimensional model.
Discover how to: Determine when a tabular or multidimensional model is right for your project; Build a tabular model using SQL Server Data Tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015; Integrate data from multiple sources into a single, coherent view of company information; Choose a data-modeling technique that meets your organization's performance and usability requirements; Implement security by establishing administrative and data user roles; Define and implement partitioning strategies to reduce processing time; Use Tabular Model Scripting Language (TMSL) to execute and automate administrative tasks; Optimize your data model to reduce the memory footprint for VertiPaq; Choose between in-memory (VertiPaq) and pass-through (DirectQuery) engines for tabular models; Select the proper hardware and virtualization configurations; Deploy and manipulate tabular models from C# and PowerShell using AMO and TOM libraries.
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