This is a comprehensive certification-training course on SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). The SQL reporting course topics include Introduction to SSRS, Matrix and Tablix Overview, Parameters and Expression, Dashboard Building. It further includes concepts of Reports and Authenticity. It enables users to build flexible, powerful reports based on database data, SharePoint data, and other information. These reports can be published to a central server for use by a department, specific managers, or even an entire office.
The following are some features of SSRS:
- Retrieve data from different source
- Web based access to reports
- Support for Ad-hoc reporting
- Report builder helps to customize the reports for end user.
- Easy subscriptions options
- Export functionality with lots of format.
- Display reports in various ways like tabular, chart, Gauge and so on.
What is MSBI?
MSBI stands for Microsoft Business Intelligence. This powerful suite is composed of tools, which helps in providing best solutions for Business Intelligence and Data Mining Queries. This tool uses Visual studio along with SQL server. It empowers users to gain access to accurate and up-to-date information for better decision-making in an organization. It offers different tools for different processes, which are required in Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.
MSBI is divided into 3 categories:-
SSIS – SQL Server Integration Services – Integration tool.
SSAS – SQL Server Analytical Services -Analysis tool.
SSRS – SQL Server Reporting Services – Reporting tool.
What is BI?
Business Intelligence is transformation of data.Within an organization,datain any form,is analyzed,processed and representedto aid informed decision-making.Business Intelligence is techniques for transforming data into information. This information helps to make quick decisions. Business intelligence (BI) is the set of techniques and tools for the transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis purposes. BI technologies are capable of handling large amounts of unstructured data to help identify, develop and otherwise create new strategic business opportunities.
- Data Cleaning-Eliminate junk or errors from raw data
- Data Modeling-Dimensionor data warehousing
- Data Transformation- Extract,Transform and load data
- Data representation- Dashboard,Analytics etc.
- Data analysis- Cube,data mining,data statistics
Data cleansing, data cleaning or data scrubbing is the process of detecting and correcting (or removing) corrupt or inaccurate records from a record set, table, or database.
Data modeling is often the first step in database design and object-oriented programming as the designers first create a conceptual model of how data items relate to each other.
Data transformation converts a set of data values from the data format of a source data system into the data format of a destination data system.
Data Representation refers to the methods used internally to represent information stored in a computer. Computers store lots of different types of information: numbers. text.
Data Analysis is a process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision-making.
In this article we explored the basic idea of Microsoft Business Intelligence.For further information please refer the video