SQL Server Performance

Books for Beginners

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services' started by gujsa01, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. gujsa01 New Member


    I'm interested to move into Data Warehousing arena particularly within Administration and Technology. With no background or knowledge in Data Warehousing, was wondering if someone could suggest good books or articles to start with?? I would like to understand the basics like dimensions, cubes, elements etc and then advance to administration.

    Appreciate any help!!
  2. dineshasanka Moderator

    There are many sites to start

    DMReview.Com is my favorite sites and it has good articles as well as research papers as well

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  3. satya Moderator

    Ralph Kimball's books are really good to understand in addition to the books online reading.

    http://sqlserver-qa.net/blogs/bi/ar...nner-in-sql-server-business-intelligence.aspx &http://sqlserver-qa.net/blogs/el/ar...-2005-analysis-services-operations-guide.aspx fyi.

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  4. gujsa01 New Member

    Thanks guys!!
  5. johnslg New Member

    I've found these helpful:

    Delivering Business Intellignece with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 by Brian Larson
    Foundations of SQL Server 2005 Buisness Intelligence by Lynn Langit
    Expert SQL Server 2005 Integration Services by Brian Knight & Erik Veerman (SSIS specific)
    Larson has a book on Reporting Services also that was a pretty good intro to SSRS
  6. satya Moderator

    Teradata are speicific to their product and not for SSAS, I believe... Erik veerman's is very best to handle ETL based data.
  7. FrankKalis Moderator

    They do have very good whitepaper that of course are specific to their product, however can also be adapted to almost any other system. Their basics and data-modeling stuff is very good.
  8. FrankKalis Moderator

    Check out the Teradata site. Even if you don't use that database system, the whitepapers are excellent.
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