Building the Data Warehouse

Building the Data Warehouse

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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, 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 861.82g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 4th Edition
  • 0764599445
  • 9780764599446
  • 314,799

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The most comprehensive introduction to the core concepts andmethods of data warehousing

Data warehouses provide a much-needed strategy for organizationsto collect, store, and analyze vast amounts of business data. Asbusinesses expand both brick-and-mortar and online activities, thefield of data warehousing has become increasingly important. Sinceit was first published in 1990, W. H. Inmon's Building the DataWarehouse has been the bible of data warehousing-- it is thebook that launched the data warehousing industry and it remains thepreeminent introduction to the subject. This new edition covers thelatest developments with this technology, many of which have beenpioneered by Inmon himself.

An overview of all the fundamental components of data warehousesystems offers you a refresher of the methods used for datawarehouse design; various data warehouse migration strategies; andthe technologies that can be applied for loading, indexing, andmanaging data. In order to bring you up to date, this in-depthguide then features the latest advances in data warehousing.

New chapters cover:

Understanding methods for handling unstructured data in a datawarehouseStoring data across multiple storage mediaExamining the pros and cons of relational vs. multidimensionaldesignMeasuring return on investment in planning data warehouseprojectsExploring advanced topics, including data monitoring andtesting
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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.
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About W. H. Inmon

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,
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