SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) homepage

(a.k.a., Port 2383)

What is Analysis Services?

Check out Craig Utley’s presentation, “Basics 104 – Why BI Projects Fail (and what you can do about it)“.
This is one presentation of a series of SSAS Multidimensional presentations I found very valuable. They were originally hosted at LearnMicrosoftBI which is now retired, but all of the videos are now on YouTube. Here’s the master video list.

Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) Architecture
(I obtained this from some Microsoft site; I was not the original creator)

Decision: Multidimensional v. Tabular Models

Tools for Tabular Data Model Developers

Some resources from the archives…

MSDN: Introduction to Cubes Nice introduction and sample cube diagram.

Defines Facts, Measures, Dimensions, Aggregates, Hierarchies, and more.

Multidimensional resources

Key Concepts in MDX (Analysis Services)

Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) Reference

Processing a multidimensional model (Analysis Services)

Processing Options and Settings (Analysis Services)