External Information Resources

As analytic practices permeate the business sector, reference books about OLAP and MDX proliferate. While many focus on Microsoft SQL Server, the language concepts and syntax apply more broadly. The following resources can help you understand analysis:

Mondrian Technical Guide: http://mondrian.pentaho.com/documentation
Jaspersoft OLAP Workbench: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jasperserver/files/JasperServer/JasperServer%204.0.0/
Historical overview of analysis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/analysis
JPivot SourceForge project: http://jpivot.sourceforge.net/
William Pearson. MDX at First Glance: Introduction to SQL Server MDX Essentials. http://www.databasejournal.com/features/mssql/article.php/1495511
Microsoft MDX reference: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms145506.aspx
Wikipedia MDX overview and links: http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Multidimensional_Expressions
A collection of other MDX article links: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/mosha/archive/2005/10/11/mdx-functions-in-analysis-services-2005.aspx

In addition to these resources, we encourage you to review the TIBCO Jaspersoft OLAP Ultimate Guide.