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Difference between SSIS and SSAS

Difference between SSIS and SSAS

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HI All,

We are in the process of implementing a new Reporting (business intelligence system). It could be anything from BO, Proclarity, cognos etc. Our operational systems is currently sitting in Sql Server. and the database will remain SQL server even in the new reporting tool.

We are not sure yet weather the new reporting tool will require a datawarehouse or not. but moving forward, my manager want us (team) to be ready for anything..

he tasked me to find out why he should send us on SSIS and SSAS training ?

But he want this information not in technical language. becuase he will put forward the proposal infront of the board who are deciding on the reporting tool. It will great to have some examples which really prove that needs of going for these courses.

a big thanks in advance.


RE: Difference between SSIS and SSAS

SSIS - is an Extract\Transform\Load type of application. So effectively it gets data, makes it look different (changes tables\formatting\data format etc) and then loads it into another database.

SSAS - is a analytical tool. Its used to make cubes of data which can then request data from. Also it has functionality to find things out about your data you didnt know. So for instance some supermarkets use similar tools to work out that people by X and Y together - so put them near each other (i remember one which was somethign like Nappies and Beer on a friday night was a big combo!).

Dan

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RE: Difference between SSIS and SSAS

the other thing to remember when doing a presentation like this is that SSIS / SSAS and SSRS (the reporting tool) are all shippped with SQLServer so there is no extra cost on top of the SQL Server license. Everything you need to use all these tools is inlcuded in the enterprise edition of SQL Server 2005 onwards

Rgds, Geoff

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RE: Difference between SSIS and SSAS

Additionally - if you want to know what courses to go on, it depends what your going to do....

They are very different products for different goals.... so first you need to work out what you want to achieve, then we may be able to help with what course.

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