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Data Warehouse Systems

Author : Alejandro Vaisman
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With this textbook, Vaisman and Zimányi deliver excellent coverage of data warehousing and business intelligence technologies ranging from the most basic principles to recent findings and applications. To this end, their work is structured into three parts. Part I describes “Fundamental Concepts” including multi-dimensional models; conceptual and logical data warehouse design and MDX and SQL/OLAP. Subsequently, Part II details “Implementation and Deployment,” which includes physical data warehouse design; data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) and data analytics. Lastly, Part III covers “Advanced Topics” such as spatial data warehouses; trajectory data warehouses; semantic technologies in data warehouses and novel technologies like Map Reduce, column-store databases and in-memory databases. As a key characteristic of the book, most of the topics are presented and illustrated using application tools. Specifically, a case study based on the well-known Northwind database illustrates how the concepts presented in the book can be implemented using Microsoft Analysis Services and Pentaho Business Analytics. All chapters are summarized using review questions and exercises to support comprehensive student learning. Supplemental material to assist instructors using this book as a course text is available at, including electronic versions of the figures, solutions to all exercises, and a set of slides accompanying each chapter. Overall, students, practitioners and researchers alike will find this book the most comprehensive reference work on data warehouses, with key topics described in a clear and educational style.

Decision Support And Data Warehouse Systems

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Data Warehousing

Author : Paul Westerman
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What is data warehousing? -- Project planning -- Business exploration -- Business case study and ROI analysis -- Organizational integration -- Technology -- Database maintenance -- Technical construction of the Wal-Mart data warehouse -- Postimplementation of the Wal-Mart data warehouse -- Store operations sample analyses -- Merchandising sample analyses.

The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit

Author : Joy Mundy
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Decision Support Systems and Data Warehouses

Author : B. Ravindranath
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This Book Provides A Systematic Introduction To The Principles Of Decision Support Systems And Data Warehouses.It Covers The Entire Range Of Tools, From Decision Trees To Expert Systems Which Are Now Available For Managerial Decision Making Under Stress And Severe Time Constraints. The Chapters On Data Warehousing And Knowledge Retrieval Cover The Recent Trends In Developing Customer Profiles And Other Useful Information From The Data Available In Enterprises. The Last Chapter, Computer Networks, Provides The Required Information To Managers And Executives For Getting Familiar With The Delivery System Which Has Become Indispensable For Computer Based Information Systems.This Book Will Be Useful To Undergraduate Students Of Computer Science & Information Technology. Managers And Executives Will Also Find This Book A Useful Reference Source.

Data Warehouse Design Modern Principles and Methodologies

Author : Matteo Golfarelli
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Foreword by Mark Stephen LaRow, Vice President of Products, MicroStrategy "A unique and authoritative book that blends recent research developments with industry-level practices for researchers, students, and industry practitioners." Il-Yeol Song, Professor, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University

Advanced Data Warehouse Design

Author : Elzbieta Malinowski
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This exceptional work provides readers with an introduction to the state-of-the-art research on data warehouse design, with many references to more detailed sources. It offers a clear and a concise presentation of the major concepts and results in the subject area. Malinowski and Zimányi explain conventional data warehouse design in detail, and additionally address two innovative domains recently introduced to extend the capabilities of data warehouse systems: namely, the management of spatial and temporal information.

Building a Data Warehouse

Author : Vincent Rainardi
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Building a Data Warehouse: With Examples in SQL Server describes how to build a data warehouse completely from scratch and shows practical examples on how to do it. Author Vincent Rainardi also describes some practical issues he has experienced that developers are likely to encounter in their first data warehousing project, along with solutions and advice. The relational database management system (RDBMS) used in the examples is SQL Server; the version will not be an issue as long as the user has SQL Server 2005 or later. The book is organized as follows. In the beginning of this book (chapters 1 through 6), you learn how to build a data warehouse, for example, defining the architecture, understanding the methodology, gathering the requirements, designing the data models, and creating the databases. Then in chapters 7 through 10, you learn how to populate the data warehouse, for example, extracting from source systems, loading the data stores, maintaining data quality, and utilizing the metadata. After you populate the data warehouse, in chapters 11 through 15, you explore how to present data to users using reports and multidimensional databases and how to use the data in the data warehouse for business intelligence, customer relationship management, and other purposes. Chapters 16 and 17 wrap up the book: After you have built your data warehouse, before it can be released to production, you need to test it thoroughly. After your application is in production, you need to understand how to administer data warehouse operation. What you’ll learn A detailed understanding of what it takes to build a data warehouse The implementation code in SQL Server to build the data warehouse Dimensional modeling, data extraction methods, data warehouse loading, populating dimension and fact tables, data quality, data warehouse architecture, and database design Practical data warehousing applications such as business intelligence reports, analytics applications, and customer relationship management Who this book is for There are three audiences for the book. The first are the people who implement the data warehouse. This could be considered a field guide for them. The second is database users/admins who want to get a good understanding of what it would take to build a data warehouse. Finally, the third audience is managers who must make decisions about aspects of the data warehousing task before them and use the book to learn about these issues.

Building the Data Warehouse

Author : W. H. Inmon
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The new edition of the classic bestseller that launched thedata warehousing industry covers new approaches and technologies,many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself In addition to explaining the fundamentals of data warehousesystems, the book covers new topics such as methods for handlingunstructured data in a data warehouse and storing data acrossmultiple storage media Discusses the pros and cons of relational versusmultidimensional design and how to measure return on investment inplanning data warehouse projects Covers advanced topics, including data monitoring andtesting Although the book includes an extra 100 pages worth of valuablecontent, the price has actually been reduced from $65 to $55

Data Warehouse

Author : Barry Devlin
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Data warehousing is one of the hottest topics in the computing industry. Written by Barry Devlin, one of the world's leading experts on data warehousing, this book gives you the insights and experiences gained over 10 years and offers the most comprehensive, practical guide to designing, building, and implementing a successful data warehouse. Included in this vital information is an explanation of the optimal three-tiered architecture for the data warehouse, with a clear division between data and information. Information systems managers will appreciate the full description of the functions needed to implement such an architecture, including reconciling existing, diverse data and deriving consistent, valuable business information.

The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit

Author : Ralph Kimball
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A thorough update to the industry standard for designing, developing, and deploying data warehouse and business intelligence systems The world of data warehousing has changed remarkably since the first edition of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit was published in 1998. In that time, the data warehouse industry has reached full maturity and acceptance, hardware and software have made staggering advances, and the techniques promoted in the premiere edition of this book have been adopted by nearly all data warehouse vendors and practitioners. In addition, the term "business intelligence" emerged to reflect the mission of the data warehouse: wrangling the data out of source systems, cleaning it, and delivering it to add value to the business. Ralph Kimball and his colleagues have refined the original set of Lifecycle methods and techniques based on their consulting and training experience. The authors understand first-hand that a data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) system needs to change as fast as its surrounding organization evolves. To that end, they walk you through the detailed steps of designing, developing, and deploying a DW/BI system. You'll learn to create adaptable systems that deliver data and analyses to business users so they can make better business decisions.

Data Mining and Warehousing

Author : S. Prabhu
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Data Mining is the process of analyzing large amount of data in search of previously undiscovered business patterns. Data Warehousing is a relational/multidimensional database that is designed for Query and Analysis rather than Transaction Processing. This book provides a systematic introduction to the principles of Data Mining and Data Warehousing. It covers the entire range of data mining algorithms (prediction, classification, and association), data mining products and applications, stages.

Data Warehouses and OLAP

Author : Robert Wrembel
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Data warehouses and online analytical processing (OLAP) are emerging key technologies for enterprise decision support systems. They provide sophisticated technologies from data integration, data collection and retrieval, query optimization, and data analysis to advanced user interfaces. New research and technological achievements in the area of data warehousing are implemented in commercial database management systems, and organizations are developing data warehouse systems into their information system infrastructures. Data Warehouses and OLAP: Concepts, Architectures and Solutions covers a wide range of technical, technological, and research issues. It provides theoretical frameworks, presents challenges and their possible solutions, and examines the latest empirical research findings in the area. It is a resource of possible solutions and technologies that can be applied when designing, implementing, and deploying a data warehouse, and assists in the dissemination of knowledge in this field.

Data Warehousing Fundamentals for IT Professionals

Author : Paulraj Ponniah
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CUTTING-EDGE CONTENT AND GUIDANCE FROM A DATA WAREHOUSING EXPERT—NOW EXPANDED TO REFLECT FIELD TRENDS Data warehousing has revolutionized the way businesses in a wide variety of industries perform analysis and make strategic decisions. Since the first edition of Data Warehousing Fundamentals, numerous enterprises have implemented data warehouse systems and reaped enormous benefits. Many more are in the process of doing so. Now, this new, revised edition covers the essential fundamentals of data warehousing and business intelligence as well as significant recent trends in the field. The author provides an enhanced, comprehensive overview of data warehousing together with in-depth explanations of critical issues in planning, design, deployment, and ongoing maintenance. IT professionals eager to get into the field will gain a clear understanding of techniques for data extraction from source systems, data cleansing, data transformations, data warehouse architecture and infrastructure, and the various methods for information delivery. This practical Second Edition highlights the areas of data warehousing and business intelligence where high-impact technological progress has been made. Discussions on developments include data marts, real-time information delivery, data visualization, requirements gathering methods, multi-tier architecture, OLAP applications, Web clickstream analysis, data warehouse appliances, and data mining techniques. The book also contains review questions and exercises for each chapter, appropriate for self-study or classroom work, industry examples of real-world situations, and several appendices with valuable information. Specifically written for professionals responsible for designing, implementing, or maintaining data warehousing systems, Data Warehousing Fundamentals presents agile, thorough, and systematic development principles for the IT professional and anyone working or researching in information management.

Mastering Data Warehouse Aggregates

Author : Christopher Adamson
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This is the first book to provide in-depth coverage of star schema aggregates used in dimensional modeling-from selection and design, to loading and usage, to specific tasks and deliverables for implementation projects Covers the principles of aggregate schema design and the pros and cons of various types of commercial solutions for navigating and building aggregates Discusses how to include aggregates in data warehouse development projects that focus on incremental development, iterative builds, and early data loads

Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery

Author : Y. Kambayashi
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery, DaWaK 2001, held in Munich, Germany in September 2001. The 33 revised full papers presented together with one invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 90 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on association rules, mining temporal patterns, data mining techniques, collaborative filtering and Web mining, visualization and matchmaking, development of data warehouses, maintenance of data warehouses, OLAP, and distributed data warehouses.

Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery

Author : Yahiko Kambayashi
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The Second International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK 2000) was held in Greenwich, UK 4–6 September. DaWaK 2000 was a forum where researchers from data warehousing and knowledge discovery disciplines could exchange ideas on improving next generation decision support and data mining systems. The conference focused on the logical and physical design of data warehousing and knowledge discovery systems. The scope of the papers covered the most recent and relevant topics in the areas of data warehousing, multidimensional databases, OLAP, knowledge discovery and mining complex databases. These proceedings contain the technical papers selected for presentation at the conference. We received more than 90 papers from over 20 countries and the program committee finally selected 31 long papers and 11 short papers. The conference program included three invited talks, namely, “A Foolish Consistency: Technical Challenges in Consistency Management” by Professor Anthony Finkelstein, University College London, UK; “European Plan for Research in Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery” by Dr. Harald Sonnberger (Head of Unit A4, Eurostat, European Commission); and “Security in Data Warehousing” by Professor Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, USA.

Co locating Transactional and Data Warehouse Workloads on System z

Author : Mike Ebbers
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As business cycles speed up, many customers gain significant competitive advantage from quicker and more accurate business decision-making by using real data. For many customers, choosing the path to co-locate their transactional and analytical workloads on System z® better leverages their existing investment in hardware, software, and skills. We created a project to address a number of best practice questions on how to manage these newer, analytical type workloads, especially when co-located with traditional transactional workloads. The goal of this IBM® Redbooks® publication is to provide technical guidance and performance trade-offs associated with resource management and potentially DB2® data-sharing in a variety of mixed transactional / data warehouse System z topologies. The term co-location used here and in the rest of the book is specifically defined as the practice of housing both transactional (OLTP) and data warehouse (analytical) workloads within the same System z configuration. We also assumed that key portions of the transactional and data warehouse databases would reside on DB2 for z/OS®. The databases may or may not reside in a DB2 data-sharing environment; we discuss those pros and cons in this book. The intended audience includes DB2 data warehouse architects and practitioners who are facing choices in resource management and system topologies in the data warehouse arena. This specifically includes Business Intelligence (BI) administrators, DB2 database administrators (DBAs) and z/OS performance administrators / systems programmers. In addition, decision makers and architects can utilize this book to assist in making platform and database topology decisions. The book is divided into four parts. Part I, "Introducing the co-location project" covers the System z value proposition and why one should consider System z as the central platform for their data warehousing / business analytics needs. Some topics are risk avoidance via data consolidation, continuous availability, simplified disaster recovery, IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, reduced network bandwidth requirements, and the unique virtualization and resource management capabilities of System z LPAR, z/VM® and WLM. Part I also provides some of the common System z co-location topologies along with an explanation of the general pros and cons of each. This would be useful input for an architect to understand where a customer is today and where they might consider moving to. Part II, "Project environment" covers the environment, products, workloads, workload drivers, and data models implemented for this study. The environment consisted of a logically partitioned z10TM 32way, running z/VM, Linux®, and z/OS operating system instances. On those instances we ran products such as z/OS DB2 V9, IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence Version 8.4 for Linux on System z, InfoSphereTM Warehouse for System z, InfoSphere Change Data Capture, z/OS WebSphere® V7, Tivoli® Omegamon for DB2 Performance expert. Utilizing these products we created transactional (OLTP), data warehouse query, and data warehouse refresh workloads. All the workloads were based on an existing web-based transactional Bookstore workload, that's currently utilized for internal testing within the System p® and z labs. While some IBM Cognos BI and ISWz product usage and experiences information is covered in this book, we do not go into the depth typically found in IBM Redbooks publications, since there's another book focused specifically on that

The Modern Data Warehouse in Azure

Author : Matt How
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Build a modern data warehouse on Microsoft's Azure Platform that is flexible, adaptable, and fast—fast to snap together, reconfigure, and fast at delivering results to drive good decision making in your business. Gone are the days when data warehousing projects were lumbering dinosaur-style projects that took forever, drained budgets, and produced business intelligence (BI) just in time to tell you what to do 10 years ago. This book will show you how to assemble a data warehouse solution like a jigsaw puzzle by connecting specific Azure technologies that address your own needs and bring value to your business. You will see how to implement a range of architectural patterns using batches, events, and streams for both data lake technology and SQL databases. You will discover how to manage metadata and automation to accelerate the development of your warehouse while establishing resilience at every level. And you will know how to feed downstream analytic solutions such as Power BI and Azure Analysis Services to empower data-driven decision making that drives your business forward toward a pattern of success. This book teaches you how to employ the Azure platform in a strategy to dramatically improve implementation speed and flexibility of data warehousing systems. You will know how to make correct decisions in design, architecture, and infrastructure such as choosing which type of SQL engine (from at least three options) best meets the needs of your organization. You also will learn about ETL/ELT structure and the vast number of accelerators and patterns that can be used to aid implementation and ensure resilience. Data warehouse developers and architects will find this book a tremendous resource for moving their skills into the future through cloud-based implementations. What You Will Learn Choose the appropriate Azure SQL engine for implementing a given data warehouse Develop smart, reusable ETL/ELT processes that are resilient and easily maintained Automate mundane development tasks through tools such as PowerShell Ensure consistency of data by creating and enforcing data contracts Explore streaming and event-driven architectures for data ingestion Create advanced staging layers using Azure Data Lake Gen 2 to feed your data warehouse Who This Book Is For Data warehouse or ETL/ELT developers who wish to implement a data warehouse project in the Azure cloud, and developers currently working in on-premise environments who want to move to the cloud, and for developers with Azure experience looking to tighten up their implementation and consolidate their knowledge

Agile Data Warehousing

Author : Ralph Hughes
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Contains a six-stage plan for starting new warehouse projects and guiding programmers step-by-step until they become a world-class, Agile development team. It describes also how to avoid or contain the fierce opposition that radically new methods can encounter from the traditionally-minded IS departments found in many large companies.