The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling [NOOK Book]

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The latest edition of the single most authoritative guide on dimensional modeling for data warehousing!

Dimensional modeling has become the most widely accepted approach for data warehouse design. Here is a complete library of dimensional modeling techniques–– the most comprehensive collection ever written. Greatly expanded to cover both basic and advanced techniques for optimizing data warehouse design, this second edition to Ralph Kimball's ...

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The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling

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Overview

The latest edition of the single most authoritative guide on dimensional modeling for data warehousing!

Dimensional modeling has become the most widely accepted approach for data warehouse design. Here is a complete library of dimensional modeling techniques–– the most comprehensive collection ever written. Greatly expanded to cover both basic and advanced techniques for optimizing data warehouse design, this second edition to Ralph Kimball's classic guide is more than sixty percent updated.

The authors begin with fundamental design recommendations and gradually progress step-by-step through increasingly complex scenarios. Clear-cut guidelines for designing dimensional models are illustrated using real-world data warehouse case studies drawn from a variety of business application areas and industries, including:

  • Retail sales and e-commerce
  • Inventory management
  • Procurement
  • Order management
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Human resources management
  • Accounting
  • Financial services
  • Telecommunications and utilities
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Health care and insurance

By the end of the book, you will have mastered the full range of powerful techniques for designing dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response. You will also learn how to create an architected framework that integrates the distributed data warehouse using standardized dimensions and facts.

Author Biography: Ralph KimbalL, PhD, has been a leading visionary in the data warehouse industry since 1982 and is one of today's most well- known speakers, consultants, and teachers. He writes the "Data Warehouse Designer" column for Intelligent Enterprise magazine and is also the author of the bestselling books The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit and The Data Webhouse Toolkit (both from Wiley).
Margy Ross is President of DecisionWorks Consulting and a Ralph Kimball Associate. She has focused exclusively on decision support and data warehousing since 1982. Margy coauthored the highly acclaimed The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, consults on data warehouse projects worldwide, and teaches data warehouse design for Kimball University.

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Two acclaimed data warehouse experts share an unmatched library of techniques -- both basic and advanced -- for designing fast, versatile, accessible dimensional databases. They also illustrate their methods at work in e-commerce, financial services, telecommunications, transportation, education, health care, and other industries.
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Utilizing case studies from a variety of business applications, the authors present dimensional modeling techniques for data warehousing. Emphasizing user understandability and query performance, chapters cover techniques in the areas of retail sales , inventory, procurement, order management, customer relationship management, accounting, human resource management, financial services, telecommunications and utilities, transportation, education, health care, electronic commerce, and insurance. Final chapters discuss the construction of the data warehouse framework and future trends. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300316435
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 1/16/2013
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 955,057
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

RALPH KIMBALL, PhD, has been a leading visionary in the data warehouse industry since 1982 and is one of today's most well- known speakers, consultants, and teachers. He writes the "Data Warehouse Designer" column for Intelligent Enterprise magazine and is also the author of the bestselling books The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit and The Data Webhouse Toolkit (both from Wiley).
MARGY ROSS is President of DecisionWorks Consulting and a Ralph Kimball Associate. She has focused exclusively on decision support and data warehousing since 1982. Margy coauthored the highly acclaimed The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, consults on data warehouse projects worldwide, and teaches data warehouse design for Kimball University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Dimensional Modeling Primer 1
Ch. 2 Retail Sales 29
Ch. 3 Inventory 67
Ch. 4 Procurement 89
Ch. 5 Order Management 107
Ch. 6 Customer Relationship Management 141
Ch. 7 Accounting 173
Ch. 8 Human Resources Management 187
Ch. 9 Financial Services 199
Ch. 10 Telecommunications and Utilities 217
Ch. 11 Transportation 229
Ch. 12 Education 243
Ch. 13 Health Care 255
Ch. 14 Electronic Commerce 277
Ch. 15 Insurance 305
Ch. 16 Building the Data Warehouse 331
Ch. 17 Present Imperatives and Future Outlook 371
Glossary 389
Index 419
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