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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.
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Editorial Reviews

A guide for database developers, designers, and managers to creating a database tailored for analytic and informational uses, different and separate from a database with the same information to be used in ordinary operations. Deals more with concepts, overall approaches, and issues rather than technical aspects. Among the topics are decision support systems that utilize data warehouses, environment and design, granularity, distributed data, executive information systems, external and unstructured data, and migration to the environment. No mention is made of the first edition or why a second was issued. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From The Critics
Revised to reflect new techniques and applications since the 1996 edition, this third edition explains what a data warehouse is and how it works, and tells how the traditional data warehouse can be integrated with new technologies including the Web. Discussion encompasses techniques for customer sales and support on-and offline, data warehousing for decision support, integration of data warehouses with ERP systems, and tradeoffs between normalized data warehouses and dimensional data marts. Inmon has written many books on database management and data warehousing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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"...a clear and well thought out text?I would recommend it to anyone working in data management or considering setting up a data warehouse..." (Managing Information, 9 October 2002)

"?overall, this is a clear and well thought out text. I would recommend this to anyone working in data management or considering setting up a data warehouse?"(Managing Information, December 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894354045
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/1992
  • Pages: 272

Meet the Author

W. H. INMON is the acknowledged "Father of Data Warehousing" and a partner in, a Web site for information on data warehousing and related technologies. He has written over forty books on database, database management, and data warehousing technologies and is a frequent speaker (and often the keynote) at major database conferences.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Evolution of decision support systems 1
Ch. 2 The data warehouse environment 29
Ch. 3 The data warehouse and design 71
Ch. 4 Granularity in the data warehouse 139
Ch. 5 The data warehouse and technology 159
Ch. 6 The distributed data warehouse 193
Ch. 7 Executive information systems and the data warehouse 239
Ch. 8 External data and the data warehouse 257
Ch. 9 Migration to the architected environment 269
Ch. 10 The data warehouse and the Web 289
Ch. 11 Unstructured data and the data warehouse 305
Ch. 12 The really large data warehouse 331
Ch. 13 The relational and the multidimensional models as a basis for database design 357
Ch. 14 Data warehouse advanced topics 377
Ch. 15 Cost-justification and return on investment for a data warehouse 413
Ch. 16 The data warehouse and the ODS 429
Ch. 17 Corporate information compliance and data warehousing 443
Ch. 18 The end-user community 457
Ch. 19 Data warehouse design review checklist 463
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2006

    An Exclusive book for Datawarehouse Professionals:

    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.

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