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The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit: With SQL Server 2005 and the Microsoft Business Intelligence Toolset

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This groundbreaking book is the first in the Kimball Toolkit series to be product-specific. Microsoft's BI toolset has undergone significant changes in the SQL Server 2005 development cycle. SQL Server 2005 is the first viable, full-functioned data warehouse and business intelligence platform to be offered at a price that will make data warehousing and business intelligenc ...more
Paperback, 746 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by John Wiley & Sons
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Chris
Mar 20, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This follows closely to Kimball's original data warehouse lifecycle toolkit book, but with one major difference. It's all couched in terms of Microsoft BI tools. I really liked it, because it gave more concrete examples of how to implement each section as well as some minor instructions. It also showed how a SSAS could be used and addressed some metadata/master data management concepts, which Kimball doesn't get into as much detail on. On the other hand, Kimball's more generic approach provides ...more
Louis Marier
Jan 24, 2016 Louis Marier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found very high level the references about Microsoft products so if you think this book will help you developing your SSIS package or SSAS cube well, maybe it will but I'm not so sure. Anyhow, I liked reading this book, like any other in the same category (Kimball Group).
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Sep 08, 2012 Niels rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great description on how to build a data warehouse.
I do recommend it to the developers, technicians, managers, "architects", operators, ...
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