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    DescriptionThe 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, and discusses the pros and cons of relational versus multidimensional design and how to measure return on investment in planning data warehouse projects. It 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.


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    Title
    Building the Data Warehouse
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William H. Inmon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780764599446
    ISBN 10: 0764599445
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 227
    BISAC V2.8: BUS083000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16350
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: XL
    BISAC V2.8: COM051230
    DC22: 005.74
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A93662400
    BIC subject category V2: UND
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 658.40380285
    LC classification: QA76.9.D3 I5372 2005
    Thema V1.0: UM, KJMK
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
    Publication date
    11 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Foster City
    Author Information
    Bill Inmon, the father of the data warehouse concept, has written 40 books on data management, data warehouse, design review, and management of data processing. Bill has had his books translated into Russian, German, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Dutch. Bill has published more than 250 articles in many trade journals. Bill founded and took public Prism Solutions. His latest company - Pine Cone Systems - builds software for the management of the data warehouse/data mart environment. Bill holds two software patents. Articles, white papers, presentations, and much more material can be found on his Web site, www.billinmon.com.
    Back cover copy
    The most comprehensive introduction to the core concepts and methods of data warehousingData 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.An overview of all the fundamental components of data warehouse systems offers you a refresher of the methods used for data warehouse design; various data warehouse migration strategies; and the technologies that can be applied for loading, indexing, and managing data. In order to bring you up to date, this in-depth guide then features the latest advances in data warehousing.New chapters cover: Understanding methods for handling unstructured data in a data warehouseStoring data across multiple storage mediaExamining the pros and cons of relational vs. multidimensional designMeasuring return on investment in planning data warehouse projectsExploring advanced topics, including data monitoring and testing
    Table of contents
    Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1: Evolution of Decision Support Systems. Chapter 2: The Data Warehouse Environment. Chapter 3: The Data Warehouse and Design. Chapter 4: Granularity in the Data Warehouse. Chapter 5: The Data Warehouse and Technology. Chapter 6: The Distributed Data Warehouse. Chapter 7: Executive Information Systems and the Data Warehouse. Chapter 8: External Data and the Data Warehouse. Chapter 9: Migration to the Architected Environment. Chapter 10: The Data Warehouse and the Web. Chapter 11: Unstructured Data and the Data Warehouse. Chapter 12: The Really Large Data Warehouse. Chapter 13: The Relational and the Multidimensional Models as a Basis for Database Design. Chapter 14: Data Warehouse Advanced Topics. Chapter 15: Cost-Justification and Return on Investment for a Data Warehouse. Chapter 16: The Data Warehouse and the ODS. Chapter 17: Corporate Information Compliance and Data Warehousing. Chapter 18: The End-User Community. Chapter 19: Data Warehouse Design Review Checklist. Glossary. References. Index.