A practical guide to the next-generation Business Intelligence tools available in SQL Server 2008This book will help DBAs and business intelligence architects work with the latest 3-D visualization techniques that revolutionize data reporting, analysis, and measurement in SQL Server 2008. You will appreciate the complete end-to-end explanation of the real-time visual representation of metrics and trends.Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analytics and Data Visualization begins with an overview of how these new tools, acquired from Dundas, fit into the SQL Server 2008 BI stack. You will learn strategies for data mining and advanced analytics. The book explains the full range of cutting-edge data visualization tools, including several customizable charts, map solutions for geographic data, illustrative gauges, and detailed calendars. An eight-page full-color insert highlights dazzling examples of 3-D visuals that convey business metrics in innovative ways.