Building the Data Warehouse

This new edition covers the latest developments with this technology, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself.

Building the Data Warehouse

The new edition of the classic bestseller that launched the data warehousing industry covers new approaches and technologies, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself In addition to explaining the fundamentals of data warehouse systems, the book covers new topics such as methods for handling unstructured data in a data warehouse and storing data across multiple storage media Discusses the pros and cons of relational versus multidimensional design and how to measure return on investment in planning data warehouse projects Covers advanced topics, including data monitoring and testing Although the book includes an extra 100 pages worth of valuable content, the price has actually been reduced from $65 to $55

Building the Data Warehouse

This new edition covers the latest developments with this technology, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself.

Building the Data Warehouse

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

Building the Data Warehouse

This new edition covers the latest developments with this technology, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself."--BOOK JACKET.

Building the Data Warehouse

"Data warehouses provide a much-needed strategy for organizations to collect, store, and analyze vast amounts of business data. As businesses expand both brick-and-mortar and online activities, the field of data warehousing has become increasingly important. Since it was first published in 1990, W. H. Inmon's Building the Data Warehouse has been the bible of data warehousing - it is the book that launched the data warehousing industry and it remains the preeminent introduction to the subject. This new edition covers the latest developments with this technology, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself."--BOOK JACKET.

Building a Data Warehouse

Here is the ideal field guide for data warehousing implementation.

Building a Data Warehouse

Here is the ideal field guide for data warehousing implementation. This book first teaches you how to build a data warehouse, including defining the architecture, understanding the methodology, gathering the requirements, designing the data models, and creating the databases. Coverage then explains how to populate the data warehouse and explores 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. It also details testing and how to administer data warehouse operation.

Building a Scalable Data Warehouse with Data Vault 2 0

The book discusses how to build the data warehouse incrementally using the agile Data Vault 2.0 methodology.

Building a Scalable Data Warehouse with Data Vault 2 0

The Data Vault was invented by Dan Linstedt at the U.S. Department of Defense, and the standard has been successfully applied to data warehousing projects at organizations of different sizes, from small to large-size corporations. Due to its simplified design, which is adapted from nature, the Data Vault 2.0 standard helps prevent typical data warehousing failures. "Building a Scalable Data Warehouse" covers everything one needs to know to create a scalable data warehouse end to end, including a presentation of the Data Vault modeling technique, which provides the foundations to create a technical data warehouse layer. The book discusses how to build the data warehouse incrementally using the agile Data Vault 2.0 methodology. In addition, readers will learn how to create the input layer (the stage layer) and the presentation layer (data mart) of the Data Vault 2.0 architecture including implementation best practices. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and an easy to understand framework, Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschimke discuss: How to load each layer using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including automation of the Data Vault loading processes. Important data warehouse technologies and practices. Data Quality Services (DQS) and Master Data Services (MDS) in the context of the Data Vault architecture. Provides a complete introduction to data warehousing, applications, and the business context so readers can get-up and running fast Explains theoretical concepts and provides hands-on instruction on how to build and implement a data warehouse Demystifies data vault modeling with beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniques Discusses the advantages of the data vault approach over other techniques, also including the latest updates to Data Vault 2.0 and multiple improvements to Data Vault 1.0

Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse

This book will prepare you to successfully implement an unstructured data warehouse and, through clear explanations, examples, and case studies, you will learn new techniques and tips to successfully obtain and analyze text.

Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse

Learn essential techniques from data warehouse legend Bill Inmon on how to build the reporting environment your business needs now! Answers for many valuable business questions hide in text. How well can your existing reporting environment extract the necessary text from email, spreadsheets, and documents, and put it in a useful format for analytics and reporting? Transforming the traditional data warehouse into an efficient unstructured data warehouse requires additional skills from the analyst, architect, designer, and developer. This book will prepare you to successfully implement an unstructured data warehouse and, through clear explanations, examples, and case studies, you will learn new techniques and tips to successfully obtain and analyze text. Master these ten objectives: • Build an unstructured data warehouse using the 11-step approach • Integrate text and describe it in terms of homogeneity, relevance, medium, volume, and structure • Overcome challenges including blather, the Tower of Babel, and lack of natural relationships • Avoid the Data Junkyard and combat the “Spider’s Web” • Reuse techniques perfected in the traditional data warehouse and Data Warehouse 2.0,including iterative development • Apply essential techniques for textual Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) such as phrase recognition, stop word filtering, and synonym replacement • Design the Document Inventory system and link unstructured text to structured data • Leverage indexes for efficient text analysis and taxonomies for useful external categorization • Manage large volumes of data using advanced techniques such as backward pointers • Evaluate technology choices suitable for unstructured data processing, such as data warehouse appliances The following outline briefly describes each chapter’s content: • Chapter 1 defines unstructured data and explains why text is the main focus of this book. The sources for text, including documents, email, and spreadsheets, are described in terms of factors such as homogeneity, relevance, and structure. • Chapter 2 addresses the challenges one faces when managing unstructured data. These challenges include volume, blather, the Tower of Babel, spelling, and lack of natural relationships. Learn how to avoid a data junkyard, which occurs when unstructured data is not properly integrated into the data warehouse. This chapter emphasizes the importance of storing integrated unstructured data in a relational structure. We are cautioned on both the commonality and dangers associated with text based on paper. • Chapter 3 begins with a timeline of applications, highlighting their evolution over the decades. Eventually, powerful yet siloed applications created a “spider’s web” environment. This chapter describes how data warehouses solved many problems, including the creation of corporate data, the ability to get out of the maintenance backlog conundrum, and greater data integrity and data accessibility. There were problems, however, with the data warehouse that were addressed in Data Warehouse 2.0 (DW 2.0), such as the inevitable data lifecycle. This chapter discusses the DW 2.0 architecture, which leads into the role of the unstructured data warehouse. The unstructured data warehouse is defined and benefits are given. There are several features of the conventional data warehouse that can be leveraged for the unstructured data warehouse, including ETL processing, textual integration, and iterative development. • Chapter 4 focuses on the heart of the unstructured data warehouse: Textual Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL). This chapter has separate sections on extracting text, transforming text, and loading text. The chapter emphasizes the issues around source data. There are a wide variety of sources, and each of the sources has its own set of considerations. Extracting pointers are provided, such as reading documents only once and recognizing common and different file types. Transforming text requires addressing many considerations discussed in this chapter, including phrase recognition, stop word filtering, and synonym replacement. Loading text is the final step. There are important points to understand here, too, that are explained in this chapter, such as the importance of the thematic approach and knowing how to handle large volumes of data. Two ETL examples are provided, one on email and one on spreadsheets. • Chapter 5 describes the 11 steps required to develop the unstructured data warehouse. The methodology explained in this chapter is a combination of both traditional system development lifecycle and spiral approaches. • Chapter 6 describes how to inventory documents for maximum analysis value, as well as link the unstructured text to structured data for even greater value. The Document Inventory is discussed, which is similar to a library card catalog used for organizing corporate documents. This chapter explores ways of linking unstructured text to structured data. The emphasis is on taking unstructured data and reducing it into a form of data that is structured. Related concepts to linking, such as probabilistic linkages and dynamic linkages, are discussed. • Chapter 7 goes through each of the different types of indexes necessary to make text analysis efficient. Indexes range from simple indexes, which are fast to create and are good if the analyst really knows what needs to be analyzed before the indexing process begins, to complex combined indexes, which can be made up of any and all of the other kinds of indexes. • Chapter 8 explains taxonomies and how they can be used within the unstructured data warehouse. Both simple and complicated taxonomies are discussed. Techniques to help the reader leverage taxonomies, including using preferred taxonomies, external categorization, and cluster analysis are described. Real world problems are raised, including the possibilities of encountering hierarchies, multiple types, and recursion. The chapter ends with a discussion comparing a taxonomy with a data model. • Chapter 9 explains ways of coping with large amounts of unstructured data. Techniques such as keeping the unstructured data at its source and using backward pointers are discussed. The chapter explains why iterative development is so important. Ways of reducing the amount of data are presented, including screening and removing extraneous data, as well as parallelizing the workload. • Chapter 10 focuses on challenges and some technology choices that are suitable for unstructured data processing. The traditional data warehouse processing technology is reviewed. In addition, the data warehouse appliance is discussed. • Chapters 11, 12, and 13 put all of the previously discussed techniques and approaches in context through three case studies: the Ablatz Medical Group, the Eastern Hills Oil Company, and the Amber Oil Company.

Data Warehousing

What is data warehousing?

Data Warehousing

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.

Building and Maintaining a Data Warehouse

As it is with building a house, most of the work necessary to build a data warehouse is neither visible nor obvious when looking at the completed product.

Building and Maintaining a Data Warehouse

As it is with building a house, most of the work necessary to build a data warehouse is neither visible nor obvious when looking at the completed product. While it may be easy to plan for a data warehouse that incorporates all the right concepts, taking the steps needed to create a warehouse that is as functional and user-friendly as it is theoreti

The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit

Serving as a road map for planning, designing, building, and running the back-room of a data warehouse, this book provides complete coverage of proven, timesaving ETL techniques.

The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit

Cowritten by Ralph Kimball, the world's leading data warehousing authority, whose previous books have sold more than 150,000 copies Delivers real-world solutions for the most time- and labor-intensive portion of data warehousing-data staging, or the extract, transform, load (ETL) process Delineates best practices for extracting data from scattered sources, removing redundant and inaccurate data, transforming the remaining data into correctly formatted data structures, and then loading the end product into the data warehouse Offers proven time-saving ETL techniques, comprehensive guidance on building dimensional structures, and crucial advice on ensuring data quality

Building a Better Data Warehouse

This book cuts through the hype and theory about data warehousing and gets down to the basics of walking every member of the team through the design and implementation of a data warehouse.

Building a Better Data Warehouse

This book cuts through the hype and theory about data warehousing and gets down to the basics of walking every member of the team through the design and implementation of a data warehouse. Beyond "how to do it", this book is an implementation methodology that helps project teams identify who will be doing what and what tools each member will need.

Mastering Data Warehouse Design

Mastering Data Warehouse Design successfully merges Inmon's data ware- house design philosophies with Kimball's data mart design philosophies to provide you with a compelling and complete overview of exactly what is involved in designing ...

Mastering Data Warehouse Design

A cutting-edge response to Ralph Kimball's challenge to thedata warehouse community that answers some tough questions aboutthe effectiveness of the relational approach to datawarehousing Written by one of the best-known exponents of the Bill Inmonapproach to data warehousing Addresses head-on the tough issues raised by Kimball andexplains how to choose the best modeling technique for solvingcommon data warehouse design problems Weighs the pros and cons of relational vs. dimensional modelingtechniques Focuses on tough modeling problems, including creating andmaintaining keys and modeling calendars, hierarchies, transactions,and data quality

The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit

Best practices and invaluable advice from world-renowned data warehouse experts In this book, leading data warehouse experts from the Kimball Group share best practices for using the upcoming “Business Intelligence release” of SQL ...

The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit

Best practices and invaluable advice from world-renowned data warehouse experts In this book, leading data warehouse experts from the Kimball Group share best practices for using the upcoming “Business Intelligence release” of SQL Server, referred to as SQL Server 2008 R2. In this new edition, the authors explain how SQL Server 2008 R2 provides a collection of powerful new tools that extend the power of its BI toolset to Excel and SharePoint users and they show how to use SQL Server to build a successful data warehouse that supports the business intelligence requirements that are common to most organizations. Covering the complete suite of data warehousing and BI tools that are part of SQL Server 2008 R2, as well as Microsoft Office, the authors walk you through a full project lifecycle, including design, development, deployment and maintenance. Features more than 50 percent new and revised material that covers the rich new feature set of the SQL Server 2008 R2 release, as well as the Office 2010 release Includes brand new content that focuses on PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint, Master Data Services, and discusses updated capabilities of SQL Server Analysis, Integration, and Reporting Services Shares detailed case examples that clearly illustrate how to best apply the techniques described in the book The accompanying Web site contains all code samples as well as the sample database used throughout the case studies The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit, Second Edition provides you with the knowledge of how and when to use BI tools such as Analysis Services and Integration Services to accomplish your most essential data warehousing tasks.

Building the Operational Data Store

The most comprehensive guide to building, using, and managing the operational data store. Building the Operational Data Store, Second Edition.

Building the Operational Data Store

The most comprehensive guide to building, using, and managing the operational data store. Building the Operational Data Store, Second Edition. In the five years since the publication of the first edition of this book, the operational data store has grown from an intriguing concept to an exciting reality at enterprise organizations, worldwide. Still the only guide on the subject, this revised and expanded edition of Bill Inmon's classic goes beyond the theory of the first edition to provide detailed, practical guidance on designing, building, managing, and getting the most of an ODS. With the help of fascinating and instructive case studies, Inmon shares what he knows about: * How the ODS fits with the corporate information factory. * Different types of ODS and how to choose the right one for your organization. * Designing and building an ODS from scratch. * Managing and fine-tuning an ODS for peak efficiency. * ODS support technology. * The pros and cons of competing off-the-shelf ODS products. * The advantages and disadvantages of various hardware and software platforms. * Integrating the ODS with data marts. * Distributed metadata using the ODS. * Data aggregation within the ODS. * Business process reengineering and the ODS. * The role of standards in the ODS. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

Building the Data Warehouse

One of the issues of data warehouses and data marts is how data gets from the data warehouse to the data mart. ... There is an argument in the IT community that says that a data warehouse is expensive and troublesome to build.

Building the Data Warehouse

The data warehousing bible updated for the new millennium Updated and expanded to reflect the many technological advances occurring since the previous edition, this latest edition of the data warehousing "bible" provides a comprehensive introduction to building data marts, operational data stores, the Corporate Information Factory, exploration warehouses, and Web-enabled warehouses. Written by the father of the data warehouse concept, the book also reviews the unique requirements for supporting e-business and explores various ways in which the traditional data warehouse can be integrated with new technologies to provide enhanced customer service, sales, and support-both online and offline-including near-line data storage techniques.

A Manager s Guide to Data Warehousing

This book fills that void and serves as an ideal resource for business and IT managers and others from the non-IT side who want to do their part to ensure data warehousing success.

A Manager s Guide to Data Warehousing

Aimed at helping business and IT managers clearly communicate with each other, this helpful book addresses concerns straight-on and provides practical methods to building a collaborative data warehouse . You’ll get clear explanations of the goals and objectives of each stage of the data warehouse lifecycle while learning the roles that both business managers and technicians play at each stage. Discussions of the most critical decision points for success at each phase of the data warehouse lifecycle help you understand ways in which both business and IT management can make decisions that best meet unified objectives.

Snowflake Cookbook

This book helps you to understand Snowflake's unique architecture and ecosystem that places it at the forefront of cloud data warehouses.

Snowflake Cookbook

This book helps you to understand Snowflake's unique architecture and ecosystem that places it at the forefront of cloud data warehouses. The recipes present in this book will enable you to develop proficiency in managing data on Snowflake and learn Snowflake's novel features such as data sharing, cloning, and time travel.

Data Warehousing

This book covers the fundamentals of successfully designing, modeling and delivering a data warehouse and details techniques and links readers to a comprehensive methodology that enables system professionals to build and deliver a data ...

Data Warehousing

This book covers the fundamentals of successfully designing, modeling and delivering a data warehouse and details techniques and links readers to a comprehensive methodology that enables system professionals to build and deliver a data warehouse that meets both corporate and management needs. The book features a skeleton project plan to assist readers in setting up their own project.

The Data Webhouse Toolkit

"Ralph's latest book ushers in the second wave of the Internet. . . . Bottom line, this book provides the insight to help companies combine Internet-based business intelligence with the bounty of customer data generated from the internet.

The Data Webhouse Toolkit

"Ralph's latest book ushers in the second wave of the Internet. . . . Bottom line, this book provides the insight to help companies combine Internet-based business intelligence with the bounty of customer data generated from the internet."--William Schmarzo, Director World Wide Solutions, Sales, and Marketing,IBM NUMA-Q. Receiving over 100 million hits a day, the most popular commercial Websites have an excellent opportunity to collect valuable customer data that can help create better service and improve sales. Companies can use this information to determine buying habits, provide customers with recommendations on new products, and much more. Unfortunately, many companies fail to take full advantage of this deluge of information because they lack the necessary resources to effectively analyze it. In this groundbreaking guide, data warehousing's bestselling author, Ralph Kimball, introduces readers to the Data Webhouse--the marriage of the data warehouse and the Web. If designed and deployed correctly, the Webhouse can become the linchpin of the modern, customer-focused company, providing competitive information essential to managers and strategic decision makers. In this book, Dr. Kimball explains the key elements of the Webhouse and provides detailed guidelines for designing, building, and managing the Webhouse. The results are a business better positioned to stay healthy and competitive. In this book, you'll learn methods for: - Tracking Website user actions - Determining whether a customer is about to switch to a competitor - Determining whether a particular Web ad is working - Capturing data points about customer behavior - Designing the Website to support Webhousing - Building clickstream datamarts - Designing the Webhouse user interface - Managing and scaling the Webhouse The companion Website at www.wiley.com/compbooks/kimball provides updates on Webhouse technologies and techniques, as well as links to related sites and resources.

Building a Data Warehouse for Decision Support

The book covers powerful new multi-dimensional front-ends and conversion tools and gives detailed coverage of lifecycle issues. The start-to-finish, state-of-the-art guide to data warehousing.

Building a Data Warehouse for Decision Support

Completely revised, expanded, and updated, this second edition gives extensive new coverage of data integration, management, indexing, cleansing, and transformation. The book covers powerful new multi-dimensional front-ends and conversion tools and gives detailed coverage of lifecycle issues.

Clickstream Data Warehousing

The authors review all key architectural and design issues that developers need to masterfully build a Webhouse using examples to illustrate key points. Companion Web site features code examples from the book and links to related Web sites.

Clickstream Data Warehousing

The first, step-by-step guide to building Web-enabled data warehouses The Web can be an incredibly rich source of customer data, and right now companies across industry sectors are hustling to get up and running with data warehouses capable of capturing the clickstream data from their Web sites. This allows companies to track exactly where a customer is going, or "clicking to," on their site in order to gain meaningful information about that customer's preferences. Following Ralph Kimball's The Data Webhouse Toolkit (0-471-37680-9) where he provides the blueprint, Clickstream Data Warehousing fills developers in on all the technical details that go into building a Web-enabled data warehouse. The authors review all key architectural and design issues that developers need to masterfully build a Webhouse using examples to illustrate key points. Companion Web site features code examples from the book and links to related Web sites.