Building the Data Warehouse

Building the Data Warehouse

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by William H. Inmon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0894354043

ISBN-13: 9780894354045

Pub. Date: 01/15/1992

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Since it was first published in 1990, W. H. Inmon's Building the Data Warehouse has become the bible of data warehousing -- the first and best introduction to the subject. A lot has changed in data warehousing technology since the last edition appeared in 1996, and this latest volume is completely revised to reflect exciting new techniques and applications, update…  See more details below

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Since it was first published in 1990, W. H. Inmon's Building the Data Warehouse has become the bible of data warehousing -- the first and best introduction to the subject. A lot has changed in data warehousing technology since the last edition appeared in 1996, and this latest volume is completely revised to reflect exciting new techniques and applications, update existing topics, and examine data marts, operational data stores, and the corporate information factory. In this Third Edition, Inmon explains what a data warehouse is (and isn't), why it's needed, how it works, and how the traditional data warehouse can be integrated with new technologies, including the Web, to provide enhanced customer service and support. He also addresses the trade-offs between normalized data warehouses and dimensional data marts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894354045
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/15/1992
Pages:
272

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Evolution of decision support systems1
Ch. 2The data warehouse environment29
Ch. 3The data warehouse and design71
Ch. 4Granularity in the data warehouse139
Ch. 5The data warehouse and technology159
Ch. 6The distributed data warehouse193
Ch. 7Executive information systems and the data warehouse239
Ch. 8External data and the data warehouse257
Ch. 9Migration to the architected environment269
Ch. 10The data warehouse and the Web289
Ch. 11Unstructured data and the data warehouse305
Ch. 12The really large data warehouse331
Ch. 13The relational and the multidimensional models as a basis for database design357
Ch. 14Data warehouse advanced topics377
Ch. 15Cost-justification and return on investment for a data warehouse413
Ch. 16The data warehouse and the ODS429
Ch. 17Corporate information compliance and data warehousing443
Ch. 18The end-user community457
Ch. 19Data warehouse design review checklist463

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Building the Data Warehouse 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Inmon has covered the great details about the fundamentals of Datawarehousing in very easily understandable nature. I'm new to Data Warehousing and I haven't found any simple title on Datawarehousing that tried to explain and cover all topics to beginners. Inmon has done a great job in explaining complete evolution of DSS systems and about the Data warehouse environment and designing. I especially liked his style in chapter 6 which is Distributed Data Warehouse. He tried to touch all the important concepts with real world examples. Chapter 9 Migration to the Architected environment is one of the finest chapters that dig in to more technical details. Chapter 10 has clear content that shares enough knowledge to understand the connection between web and publishing data warehousing. chapter 16 has exclusive subject on ODS systems and it explained in a well fashion about the End user community. Overall, I recommend this book to all new bees and who wanted to grow as a good Professionals in Data warehousing.