Make Report Building Easy with Dimensional Modeling!

Why do you need Dimensional Modeling? Analysis Services in combination with good Dimensional Modeling is the ticket for managing constant requests for new or changing reports. In this webinar, we'll start by covering some examples of T-SQL that's generated through report requests. Then we'll use the T-SQL to translate a normalized database into a Data Mart designed with Dimensional Modeling the best way to access data in cubes or tabular models. Lastly, we will use Excel PivotTable and Charts to help create an interactive dashboard for your business users making you the reporting rockstar.

Recorded: 2/3/2016

Thomas LeBlanc

Using Microsoft SQL Server started for Thomas with a Laboratory Information System in version 6.5. The Analysis Service (also called SSAS) option in version 7 got him excited about Data Warehousing, but before he used a production version of SSAS, he became a Database Administrator for versions 6.5 through 2005 while working at a paper mill and home health agency. After writing reports as an application developer for 10 years, he rediscovered Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) implemented into Data Warehouses. Since 2009, he has become a speaker in the SQL Server community and a voice for Microsoft Business Intelligence (MSBI) for enterprises. His transition from Sr. DBA to a Business Intelligence Architect has been a great career path. Thomas has certifications MCP, MCDBA and MCITP in Database Administration and Business Intelligence.