BI in SQL Server 2008 for Architects

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BI in SQL Server 2008 for Architects

  1. 1. SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence for Architects <ul><li>Lynn Langit Microsoft Developer Evangelist SoCal </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.msdn.com/SoCalDevGal </li></ul>
  2. 2. Session Objectives and Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introduction to SQL Server 2008 for BI Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSAS – data storage, query </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSIS – ETL tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clients – Microsoft and more </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future Directions in BI </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is Business Intelligence?
  4. 4. Why use BI solutions?
  5. 5. SQL Server 2008 BI OLAP SSAS ETL / SSIS (SQL Server) Source Data Client / SSRS MOSS / PPS
  6. 6. SQL Server BI Stack
  7. 7. SSAS considerations
  8. 8. SSIS considerations
  9. 9. Client considerations
  10. 10. SQL Server 2008 BI Focus Areas
  11. 11. New in SSAS for OLAP Cubes
  12. 12. New in SSAS for Data Mining
  13. 13. New in Excel Integration
  14. 14. New in SSIS
  15. 15. New in SSRS & SharePoint
  16. 16. DM Resources Technical Communities, Webcasts, Blogs, Chats & User Groups http://www.microsoft.com/communities/default.mspx Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) & TechNet http://microsoft.com/msdn http://microsoft.com/technet Trial Software and Virtual Labs http://www.microsoft.com/technet/downloads/trials/default.mspx Microsoft Learning and Certification http://www.microsoft.com/learning/default.mspx SQL Server Data Mining http://www.sqlserverdatamining.com http://www.microsoft.com/bi/bicapabilities/data-mining.aspx
  17. 17. Learning more - DM Webcasts Fri, 02 Nov 2007 MSDN Webcast: Build Smart Web Applications with SQL Server Data Mining (Level 200) Thu, 08 Nov 2007 MSDN Webcast: Building Adaptive Applications with SQL Server Data Mining (Level 300) Mon, 19 Nov 2007 MSDN Webcast: Extending and Customizing SQL Server Data Mining (Level 300) Fri, 30 Nov 2007 MSDN Webcast: Creating Visualizations for SQL Server Data Mining (Level 300) Thu, 01 Nov 2007 TechNet Webcast: Deliver Actionable Insight Throughout Your Organization with Data Mining (Part 1 of 3): Your First Project with SQL Server Data Mining (Level 200) Thu, 15 Nov 2007 TechNet Webcast: Deliver Actionable Insight Throughout Your Organization with Data Mining (Part 2 of 3): Understand SQL Server Data Mining Add-ins for the 2007 Office System (Level 200) Thu, 29 Nov 2007 TechNet Webcast: Deliver Actionable Insight Throughout Your Organization with Data Mining (Part 3 of 3): Use Predictive Intelligence to Create Smarter KPIs (Level 200)
  18. 18. BI Resources from Lynn Langit 1. “Foundations of SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence” (published by APress in April 2007) 2. http://blogs.msdn.com/SoCalDevGal 3. “Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008” (MSPress Fall 2008)
  19. 19. Summary <ul><li>Mature BI from SQL Server 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete & integrated suite – data storage, ETL and clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable, Securable, Enterprise-level performance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improvements in SQL Server 2008 BI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability – particularly around ease of design for SSAS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance & Scalability – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSIS pipeline, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSRS report renderer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSAS scale out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified configuration and management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSAS wizards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSRS removal of IIS dependency </li></ul></ul></ul>

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