The Data Warehouse Toolkit

The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling

Author: Ralph Kimball,Margy Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118732286

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 2461

Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence! The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more. Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition.
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The Data Warehouse Toolkit

The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling

Author: Ralph Kimball,Margy Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118082141

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 3386

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The Data Warehouse Toolkit

The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling

Author: Ralph Kimball,Margy Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118530802

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 7511

Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing! The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the foundation on which the data warehousing industry has been built - and now, these books are considered the most authoritative guides on dimensional modeling. This new third edition is a complete library of dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. Revised and updated, it covers design techniques that support big data analytics, adds a new chapter on ETL techniques, provides new and enhanced modeling patterns, and much more. Authored by Ralph Kimball, known worldwide as an innovator, consultant, and influential thought leader in the field of data warehousing Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses step by step through increasingly complex scenarios Presents unique modeling techniques for e-commerce and common business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, and more Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, health care, and insurance Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition .
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Agile Data Warehouse Design

Collaborative Dimensional Modeling, from Whiteboard to Star Schema

Author: Lawrence Corr,Jim Stagnitto

Publisher: DecisionOne Consulting

ISBN: 0956817203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 5465

Agile Data Warehouse Design is a step-by-step guide for capturing data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) requirements and turning them into high performance dimensional models in the most direct way: by modelstorming (data modeling ] brainstorming) with BI stakeholders. This book describes BEAM, an agile approach to dimensional modeling, for improving communication between data warehouse designers, BI stakeholders and the whole DW/BI development team. BEAM provides tools and techniques that will encourage DW/BI designers and developers to move away from their keyboards and entity relationship based tools and model interactively with their colleagues. The result is everyone thinks dimensionally from the outset! Developers understand how to efficiently implement dimensional modeling solutions. Business stakeholders feel ownership of the data warehouse they have created, and can already imagine how they will use it to answer their business questions. Within this book, you will learn: Agile dimensional modeling using Business Event Analysis & Modeling (BEAM ) Modelstorming: data modeling that is quicker, more inclusive, more productive, and frankly more fun! Telling dimensional data stories using the 7Ws (who, what, when, where, how many, why and how) Modeling by example not abstraction; using data story themes, not crow's feet, to describe detail Storyboarding the data warehouse to discover conformed dimensions and plan iterative development Visual modeling: sketching timelines, charts and grids to model complex process measurement - simply Agile design documentation: enhancing star schemas with BEAM dimensional shorthand notation Solving difficult DW/BI performance and usability problems with proven dimensional design patterns LawrenceCorr is a data warehouse designer and educator. As Principal of DecisionOne Consulting, he helps clients to review and simplify their data warehouse designs, and advises vendors on visual data modeling techniques. He regularly teaches agile dimensional modeling courses worldwide and has taught dimensional DW/BI skills to thousands of students. Jim Stagnitto is a data warehouse and master data management architect specializing in the healthcare, financial services, and information service industries. He is the founder of the data warehousing and data mining consulting firm Llumino.
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Building the Data Warehouse

Author: W. H. Inmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471774235

Category: Computers

Page: 543

View: 481

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
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The Kimball Group Reader

Relentlessly Practical Tools for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Remastered Collection

Author: Ralph Kimball,Margy Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119216591

Category: Computers

Page: 912

View: 1102

The final edition of the incomparable data warehousing and business intelligence reference, updated and expanded The Kimball Group Reader, Remastered Collection is the essential reference for data warehouse and business intelligence design, packed with best practices, design tips, and valuable insight from industry pioneer Ralph Kimball and the Kimball Group. This Remastered Collection represents decades of expert advice and mentoring in data warehousing and business intelligence, and is the final work to be published by the Kimball Group. Organized for quick navigation and easy reference, this book contains nearly 20 years of experience on more than 300 topics, all fully up-to-date and expanded with 65 new articles. The discussion covers the complete data warehouse/business intelligence lifecycle, including project planning, requirements gathering, system architecture, dimensional modeling, ETL, and business intelligence analytics, with each group of articles prefaced by original commentaries explaining their role in the overall Kimball Group methodology. Data warehousing/business intelligence industry's current multi-billion dollar value is due in no small part to the contributions of Ralph Kimball and the Kimball Group. Their publications are the standards on which the industry is built, and nearly all data warehouse hardware and software vendors have adopted their methods in one form or another. This book is a compendium of Kimball Group expertise, and an essential reference for anyone in the field. Learn data warehousing and business intelligence from the field's pioneers Get up to date on best practices and essential design tips Gain valuable knowledge on every stage of the project lifecycle Dig into the Kimball Group methodology with hands-on guidance Ralph Kimball and the Kimball Group have continued to refine their methods and techniques based on thousands of hours of consulting and training. This Remastered Collection of The Kimball Group Reader represents their final body of knowledge, and is nothing less than a vital reference for anyone involved in the field.
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The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit

With SQL Server 2005 and the Microsoft Business Intelligence Toolset

Author: Joy Mundy,Warren Thornthwaite

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470007362

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 2954

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Mastering Data Warehouse Design

Relational and Dimensional Techniques

Author: Claudia Imhoff,Nicholas Galemmo,Jonathan G. Geiger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471480924

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 751

A cutting-edge response to Ralph Kimball's challenge to the data warehouse community that answers some tough questions about the effectiveness of the relational approach to data warehousing Written by one of the best-known exponents of the Bill Inmon approach to data warehousing Addresses head-on the tough issues raised by Kimball and explains how to choose the best modeling technique for solving common data warehouse design problems Weighs the pros and cons of relational vs. dimensional modeling techniques Focuses on tough modeling problems, including creating and maintaining keys and modeling calendars, hierarchies, transactions, and data quality
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Star Schema The Complete Reference

Author: Christopher Adamson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071744331

Category: Computers

Page: 510

View: 9903

The definitive guide to dimensional design for your data warehouse Learn the best practices of dimensional design. Star Schema: The Complete Reference offers in-depth coverage of design principles and their underlying rationales. Organized around design concepts and illustrated with detailed examples, this is a step-by-step guidebook for beginners and a comprehensive resource for experts. This all-inclusive volume begins with dimensional design fundamentals and shows how they fit into diverse data warehouse architectures, including those of W.H. Inmon and Ralph Kimball. The book progresses through a series of advanced techniques that help you address real-world complexity, maximize performance, and adapt to the requirements of BI and ETL software products. You are furnished with design tasks and deliverables that can be incorporated into any project, regardless of architecture or methodology. Master the fundamentals of star schema design and slow change processing Identify situations that call for multiple stars or cubes Ensure compatibility across subject areas as your data warehouse grows Accommodate repeating attributes, recursive hierarchies, and poor data quality Support conflicting requirements for historic data Handle variation within a business process and correlation of disparate activities Boost performance using derived schemas and aggregates Learn when it's appropriate to adjust designs for BI and ETL tools
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The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit

With SQL Server 2008 R2 and the Microsoft Business Intelligence Toolset

Author: Joy Mundy,Warren Thornthwaite,Ralph Kimball

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470640383

Category: Computers

Page: 648

View: 8205

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Data Warehousing For Dummies

Author: Thomas C. Hammergren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470482926

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 9071

Data warehousing is one of the hottest business topics, and there’s more to understanding data warehousing technologies than you might think. Find out the basics of data warehousing and how it facilitates data mining and business intelligence with Data Warehousing For Dummies, 2nd Edition. Data is probably your company’s most important asset, so your data warehouse should serve your needs. The fully updated Second Edition of Data Warehousing For Dummies helps you understand, develop, implement, and use data warehouses, and offers a sneak peek into their future. You’ll learn to: Analyze top-down and bottom-up data warehouse designs Understand the structure and technologies of data warehouses, operational data stores, and data marts Choose your project team and apply best development practices to your data warehousing projects Implement a data warehouse, step by step, and involve end-users in the process Review and upgrade existing data storage to make it serve your needs Comprehend OLAP, column-wise databases, hardware assisted databases, and middleware Use data mining intelligently and find what you need Make informed choices about consultants and data warehousing products Data Warehousing For Dummies, 2nd Edition also shows you how to involve users in the testing process and gain valuable feedback, what it takes to successfully manage a data warehouse project, and how to tell if your project is on track. You’ll find it’s the most useful source of data on the topic!
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The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit

Expert Methods for Designing, Developing, and Deploying Data Warehouses

Author: Ralph Kimball

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471255475

Category: Computers

Page: 771

View: 2709

"A comprehensive, thoughtful, and detailed book that will be of inestimable value to anyone struggling with the complex details of designing, building, and maintaining an enterprise-wide decision support system. Highly recommended." -Robert S. Craig, Vice President, Application Architectures, Hurwitz Group, Inc. In his bestselling book, The Data Warehouse Toolkit, Ralph Kimball showed you how to use dimensional modeling to design effective and usable data warehouses. Now, he carries these techniques to the larger issues of delivering complete data marts and data warehouses. Drawing upon their experiences with numerous data warehouse implementations, he and his coauthors show you all the practical details involved in planning, designing, developing, deploying, and growing data warehouses. Important topics include: * The Business Dimensional Lifecycle(TM) approach to data warehouse project planning and management * Techniques for gathering requirements more effectively and efficiently * Advanced dimensional modeling techniques to capture the most complex business rules * The Data Warehouse Bus Architecture and other approaches for integrating data marts into super-flexible data warehouses * A framework for creating your technical architecture * Techniques for minimizing the risks involved with data staging * Aggregations and other effective ways to boost data warehouse performance * Cutting-edge, Internet-based data warehouse security techniques The CD-ROM supplies you with: * Complete data warehouse project plan tasks and responsibilities * A set of sample models that demonstrate the Bus Architecture * Blank versions of the templates and tools described in the book * Checklists to use at key points in the project
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Mastering Data Warehouse Aggregates

Solutions for Star Schema Performance

Author: Christopher Adamson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429184

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 4886

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
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Data Warehousing Fundamentals

A Comprehensive Guide for IT Professionals

Author: Paulraj Ponniah

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471463892

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 2260

Geared to IT professionals eager to get into the all-important field of data warehousing, this book explores all topics needed by those who design and implement data warehouses. Readers will learn about planning requirements, architecture, infrastructure, data preparation, information delivery, implementation, and maintenance. They'll also find a wealth of industry examples garnered from the author's 25 years of experience in designing and implementing databases and data warehouse applications for major corporations. Market: IT Professionals, Consultants.
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Three Volume Set of Ralph Kimball's Toolkit Books

Author: Ralph Kimball

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471404101

Category: Computers

Page: 1632

View: 7722

Ralph Kimball's three data warehousing books, The Data Warehouse Toolkit, The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, and The Data Webhouse Toolkit, provide you with everything you will need to create, manage, and use your data warehouse. His first book, The Data Warehouse Toolkit, is the definitive guide to building a data warehouse. Kimball uses actual case studies of existing data warehouses developed for specific types of business applications such as retail, manufacturing, banking, insurance, subcriptions and airline reservations. Using the techniques learned in Kimball's first book, The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit carries them to the larger issues of delivering complete data marts and data warehouses. The book shows you all the practical details involved in planning, designing, developing, deploying, and growing data warehouses. The Data Webhouse Toolkit is a groundbreaking guide which introduces the Webhouse, a powerful new way of capturing valuable information flowing into a Web site and ordering it in ways that are useful to managers, strategic decision-makers, and customers.
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The Data Warehouse?ETL Toolkit

Practical Techniques for Extracting, Cleaning, Conforming, and Delivering Data

Author: Ralph Kimball,Joe Caserta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111807968X

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 7104

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
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Data warehouse design solutions

Author: Christopher Adamson,Michael Venerable

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 523

View: 3952

"Each chapter is... a practice run for the way we all ought to design our data marts and hence our data warehouses."-Ralph Kimball, from the Foreword. Let the experts show you how to customize data warehouse designs for real business needs in Data Warehouse Design Solutions. To effectively design a data warehouse, you have to understand its many business uses. This guidebook shows you how business managers in different corporate functions actually use data warehouses to make decisions. You'll get a rich set of data warehouse designs that flow from realistic business cases. Two top experts show you how to customize your data warehouse designs for real-life business needs including: * Sales and marketing * Production and inventory management * Budgeting and financial reporting * Quality control * Product delivery and fulfillment * Strategic business analysis such as determining market share, rates of return on investment, and other key analytic ratios. CD-ROM includes All sample data warehouse designs with accompanying preformatted reports in HTML for specific business uses such as marketing, sales, and financial analysis.
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Building a Scalable Data Warehouse with Data Vault 2.0

Author: Dan Linstedt,Michael Olschimke

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128026480

Category: Computers

Page: 684

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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
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The Data Webhouse Toolkit

Building the Web-Enabled Data Warehouse

Author: Ralph Kimball,Richard Merz

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471376804

Category: Computers

Page: 417

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"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.
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Kimball's Data Warehouse Toolkit Classics

3 Volume Set

Author: Ralph Kimball

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118875186

Category: Computers

Page: 1800

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Three books by the bestselling authors on Data Warehousing! The most authoritative guides from the inventor of the technique all for a value price. The Data Warehouse Toolkit, 3rd Edition (9781118530801) Ralph Kimball invented a data warehousing technique called "dimensional modeling" and popularized it in his first Wiley book, The Data Warehouse Toolkit. Since this book was first published in 1996, dimensional modeling has become the most widely accepted technique for data warehouse design. Over the past 10 years, Kimball has improved on his earlier techniques and created many new ones. In this 3rd edition, he will provide a comprehensive collection of all of these techniques, from basic to advanced. The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, 2nd Edition (9780470149775) Complete coverage of best practices from data warehouse project inception through on-going program management. Updates industry best practices to be in sync with current recommendations of Kimball Group. Streamlines the lifecycle methodology to be more efficient and user-friendly The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit (9780764567575) shows data warehouse developers how to effectively manage the ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) phase of the data warehouse development lifecycle. The authors show developers the best methods for extracting data from scattered sources throughout the enterprise, removing obsolete, redundant, and innaccurate data, transforming the remaining data into correctly formatted data structures, and then physically loading them into the data warehouse. This book provides complete coverage of proven, time-saving ETL techniques. It begins with a quick overview of ETL fundamentals and the role of the ETL development team. It then quickly moves into an overview of the ETL data structures, both relational and dimensional. The authors show how to build useful dimensional stuctures, providing practical examples of beginning through advanced techniques.
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