MDX (almost) in the Mainstream

A few months back I posted a link to a New York Times article on data mining, marveling how such a cool technology was getting coverage in the non-technical press.

Well… MDX isn’t quite ready to make the business section of the New York Times, and it probably never will be. But The Register (yes, again) has started a series of articles trying to explain to the “mainstream” software developer audience what MDX is and why it is important to them. Check out the first article here: http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2007/10/22/mdx_intro/

I think this is very interesting because with the SQL Server 2005 generation of tools, including SSIS and SSAS, developers can include BI functionality in traditional, “non-BI” applications. If you read this blog for BI information, odds are this article won’t be telling you anything you don’t already know, but odds are also good that you do know someone who develops software but who hasn’t “seen the light” when it comes to BI. Send this article to them…

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About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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