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Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions by Caryn Mason, Randal Root

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CHAPTER 2

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A Big-Picture Overview

Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.

—Ernest Hemingway

Having a clear overview of how a BI solution is constructed can be one of the most important tasks to ensure a BI solution’s success. To understand how a BI solution works, it is important not only to understand its individual projects but to comprehend how these projects integrate into a solution. Jumping into the intricate details without having a full understanding of where each piece of the puzzle fits is setting yourself up for failure. In other words, before starting work on ...

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