The vast amounts of data that companies gather frequently result in a lot of work without achieving very much.
Businesses need solutions that summarise and arrange data in ways that will affect the decisions they make every day if they are to make it work for them.
You can learn how to use SQL Server Analysis Services to construct a business intelligence solution by reading SQL Server Analysis Services Succinctly by Stacia Misner. You'll begin by creating a database before learning which design is best for the database's intended use. Next, you'll learn how to create useful dimensions and cubes and how to use MDX to embed business logic inside the cubes.
Finally, you will discover how to deploy a functional solution to the Microsoft business intelligence stack tool of your choice, including SharePoint, SQL Server Reporting Services, and Excel.