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Look Smarter Than You Are with Essbase 11: An Administrator's Guide By Edward Roske, Tracy McMullen
Paperback: $59.95
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Learn how to be an Essbase Administrator: • Use the basics of the Smart View Add-in to retrieve and analyze data. • Build aggregate storage option and block storage option databases. •... More > Tune and optimize aggregate storage option and block storage option databases. • Administer Essbase databases. • Take advantage of all the new Essbase 9x and 11x features. This book focuses on Essbase development and administration. For a complete end user guide, please see Look Smarter Than You Are with Smart View and Essbase 11.< Less
Look Smarter than You Are with Hyperion Essbase By Edward Roske, Tracy McMullen
Paperback: $49.95
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Essbase is everywhere these days. To survive and be productive in the business world, you need to take control of Essbase. If you don’t have time (and money in the budget) to go to a class, if... More > you just want to learn at your own pace, or if you want the information not covered in classes, this book will show you the way. Whether you’re an end user looking to better analyze information or an admin building new applications, you will become a master of Essbase as your fellow workers look at you in sheer, dumbstruck awe. You will learn how to: Use the Excel Add-In and Smart View Add-in to retrieve and analyze data. Create dynamic reports that change as new data is uploaded. Build different types of applications quickly and easily following the proven steps provided in this guide. Use advanced techniques such as tuning and optimization, calc scripts, and MaxL.< Less
Rails Rescue Handbook By Mike Gunderloy
eBook (PDF): $9.95
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Rails is a powerful development tool for web applications - but that power can lead inexperienced developers astray. If you're working on a Rails project gone bad, the targeted advice in this ebook... More > will get you back on track quickly.< Less
Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans By Grant Fritchey
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Every day, out in the various discussion boards devoted to Microsoft SQL Server, the same types of questions come up again and again: Why is this query running slow? Is my index getting used? Why... More > does this query run faster than this query? My response is the same n in each case: have you looked at the execution plan? Execution plans provide a wealth of information on how your queries are being executed by SQL Server, and are a vitally important tool for anyone who writes TSQL to access data in a SQL Server database. My goal with this book was to gather as much useful information on execution plans as possible into a single location, and to organize it in such as way that it provided a clear route through the subject. Written and tested for SQL Server 2005, I guide you right from the basics of capturing plans, through their interpretation, and then on to how to use them to understand how you might optimize your SQL queries, improve your indexing strategy, spot some common performance issues, and more. < Less