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Microsoft by Edward Melomed, Alexander Berger, Irina Gorbach

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CHAPTER 4 Conceptual Data Model

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The conceptual multidimensional data model is the foundation for multidimensional databases. All the components and architecture of a multidimensional database create, control, and provide access to the data in the model. Because it is simple and flexible, not to mention effective, the multidimensional model has led to widespread adoption of Analysis Services in a short period of time.

Many people look at the multidimensional data model as simply metadata—data that describes the data stored in the relational database. We’re going to look at this from a different ...

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