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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Reporting Services Unleashed by Amit Goyal, Jim Joseph, Michael Lisin

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Chapter 17. Working with Multidimensional Data Sources

Analysis Services is a large subject and deserves an entire book by itself. Although the details of Analysis Services are beyond the scope of this book, a discussion of basic concepts will help you to get the most out of this chapter.

Analysis Services Concepts

It is no surprise that during the course of business every company accumulates data. It is common to divide databases into two categories: transaction processing and data warehouses.

Typical transaction-processing databases are used for current processing, such as online sales, customer management, ...

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