You now have Reporting Services installed and ready to go. As mentioned at the end of Chapter 1, we will take time to ensure that you understand the basics of database architecture and querying before we actually begin creating reports. Chapter 3 will give you this database basic training. This basic training won’t be as tough as army boot camp, but it will get you ready to attack all those tough data-reporting challenges.
Chapter 3 will also introduce you to Galactic Delivery Services (GDS), what it does, how it is structured, and what its data processing systems look like. We will use GDS and its business needs for all our sample reports throughout the book.