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Using DB2 to Build Decision Support Systems

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This important book covers the issues regarding DB2 in the end-user DSS milieu. Details how to open the possibilities for applying data accumulated by operational systems.
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Overview

This important book covers the issues regarding DB2 in the end-user DSS milieu. Details how to open the possibilities for applying data accumulated by operational systems.
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The DSS environment is typified by free form access and usage of data, high flexibility of data structures and the ability to construct systems quickly. However, to accomplish this requires grounding in the issues of DSS and DB2. This volume provides the understanding and describes the longer term vision of what the ideal DSS environment in DB2 should look like. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471567783
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/24/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

The Different Environments.

The Effective DSS Environment—In Summary.

Accuracy and Creditability of Data.

Timeliness and Ease of Access of Data.

Cost of Processing.

The Evolution of the Architecture.

Input/Output.

The System of Record.

Continuous Data.

Event Discrete Data.

Periodic Discrete Data.

Refreshing the Atomic Data.

Accessing Data.

Purging Atomic Data.

Subject Orientation of Atomic Level Data.

Support Technology.

Summarized Atomic Data.

Different Levels of Data.

Archival Data—DSS Processing.

Historical Data.

Projection Data.

One-Way/Two-Way Street.

Controlling Uncontrolled Data.

The Production Environment.

The Data Model.

ERD to DSS.

System of Record.

Migration Steps.

The Agents of Change.

Design Techniques.

Bibliography.

Answers to Chapter Questions.

Database Glossary.

Index.

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