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Decision Support in the Data Warehouse : Data Warehousing Institute Series from Prentice Hall Ptr - Hugh J. Watson

Decision Support in the Data Warehouse

Data Warehousing Institute Series from Prentice Hall Ptr

Paperback Published: 25th December 1997
ISBN: 9780137960798
Number Of Pages: 416

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Unlike most data warehousing books, this one focuses specifically on using data warehouses for decision support. It shows how to choose the best tools and get the best answers.This book walks step-by-step through building and maintaining a data warehouse specifically to support decision making. At a high level, it discusses the fundamental ideas and concepts of data warehousing. It then explores state-of-the-art tools and applications that can be used to improve the decision-making data delivered by your data warehouse. Several vendors - including Oracle, the world's leading RDBMS vendor - present products and detailed case studies showing how to implement state-of-the-art decision support.For all database administrators and IT professionals, especially those involved in creating and building data warehouses or providing decision support.

Series Foreword
Overviewp. 1
Data Warehousing: The New Decision Support Environmentp. 3
Creating the Data Warehousep. 33
Data Warehousing Strategyp. 35
Building and Maintaining a Data Warehousep. 81
Supporting Decisions in the Data Warehousep. 121
Decision Support Toolsp. 123
Building Decision Support Applicationsp. 157
Final thoughts Before Building a Data Warehousep. 189
Data Warehousing Products for Decision Supportp. 203
NCR Corporation: Scalable Data Warehouse Solutionsp. 205
Oracle Corporation: Enabling Informed Business Decisionsp. 237
Red Brick Systems, Inc.: The Data Warehouse Companyp. 261
Platinum technology, Inc.p. 283
Brio Technologyp. 303
Comshare, Inc.: Putting Decision Support Technology to Work for Effective Decision Makingp. 325
Seagate Software: Business Intelligence for the Intelligent Businessp. 351
Codd's 12 Rules for OLAPp. 383
Referencesp. 387
Indexp. 395
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ISBN: 9780137960798
ISBN-10: 0137960794
Series: Data Warehousing Institute Series from Prentice Hall Ptr
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 25th December 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.68  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.68