SQL Server 2012 Analysis & Integration Services
This course has been written to cover all the fundamentals of designing and building data warehouses and cubes using SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (SSAS), and building high performance data integration solutions with SQL Server Integration Services, including extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) packages for data warehousing.
Our course demonstrates how to build star schemas in SQL Server and cubes in Analysis Services. In addition, it shows how to use Integration Services to migrate and transform data. This is applied to populating and updating OLAP star schemas and cubes from traditional normalised databases.
Available as a public or closed course at our London training centre, delivered on-site as a bespoke, customised training course.
This course has been developed for real-world, commercial scenarios by our expert instructors. See below for detailed syllabus. If you have a technical question, please email email@example.com
What you will learn
By the end of this course the delegates will gain:
- A thorough understanding of the need for data warehouses and OLAP.
- A practical understanding of how to build star schemas and multidimensional cubes in Analysis Services.
- Practical skills in the use of Integration Services to transform data into star schemas and cubes.
- Use Reporting Services to display cubes.
- Manually design reports in Reporting Services, and get the most out of the automated wizard.
SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (2 days, Wednesday/Thursday)
Business Intelligence overview
Analysis Services (SSAS) Multidimensional and Tabular mode
Review of third normal form and relational OLTP databases
Introduction to relational star schemas
Introduction to multidimensional cubes
Introduction to SSAS tabular models
Building dimension tables
Building fact tables
Building cubes in BIDS/SSDT
Developing an Integration Services ETL package
User hierarchies and drill-down
Calculations and named sets (using MDX expressions)
KPIs (using MDX)
Actions (drill-through and reporting)
Partitions and aggregation design
SSRS reports on multidimensional and tabular cubes
Excel pivot tables
PowerPivot and DAX
Backing up and restoring star schemas
Backing up and restoring cubes
SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (1 day, Friday)
Integration services (SSIS)
Control Flow toolbox overview
Data Flow toolbox (ETL) overview
Execute SQL Task
Send Mail Task
WMI Event Watcher Task
Foreach Loop Container
Sources, destinations, and transformations
Conditional Split transformation
Derived Column transformation
Lookup transformation (with caching, Sort and Merge transformations)
Fuzzy Grouping transformation
Executing packages with dtexec and stored procedures
Scheduling packages with SQL Server Agent