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The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit - Ralph Kimball

Paperback Published: 21st December 2007
ISBN: 9780470149775
Number Of Pages: 672

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<b>A thorough update to the industry standard for designing, developing, and deploying data warehouse and business intelligence systems</b> <p> The world of data warehousing has changed remarkably since the first edition of <i>The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit</i> was published in 1998. In that time, the data warehouse industry has reached full maturity and acceptance, hardware and software have made staggering advances, and the techniques promoted in the premiere edition of this book have been adopted by nearly all data warehouse vendors and practitioners. In addition, the term "business intelligence" emerged to reflect the mission of the data warehouse: wrangling the data out of source systems, cleaning it, and delivering it to add value to the business. <p> Ralph Kimball and his colleagues have refined the original set of Lifecycle methods and techniques based on their consulting and training experience. The authors understand first-hand that a data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) system needs to change as fast as its surrounding organization evolves. To that end, they walk you through the detailed steps of designing, developing, and deploying a DW/BI system. You'll learn to create adaptable systems that deliver data and analyses to business users so they can make better business decisions. <p> With substantial new and updated content, this second edition of <i>The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit</i> again sets the standard in data warehousing for the next decade. It shows you how to: <ul> <li>Identify and prioritize data warehouse opportunities <li>Create an architecture plan and select products <li>Design a powerful, flexible, dimensional model <li>Build a robust ETL system <li>Develop BI applications to deliver data to business users <li>Deploy and sustain a healthy DW/BI environment </ul> <p> The authors are members of the Kimball Group. Each has focused on data warehousing and business intelligence consulting and education for more than 15 years; most have written other books in the Toolkit series. Learn more about the Kimball Group and Kimball University at www.kimballgroup.com. <p> This book is also available as part of the <i>Kimball's Data Warehouse Toolkit Classics Box Set</i> (ISBN: 9780470479575) with the following 3 books: <p> <ul> <li><i>The Data Warehouse Toolkit</i>, 2nd Edition (9780471200246) <li><i>The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit</i>, 2nd Edition (9780470149775) <li><i>The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit</i> (9780764567575) </ul>

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Das Buch richtet sich primdr an Designer und Informations-Manager im Umfeld von Data-Warehouse-Anwendungen. Diese Zielgruppe erhdlt Ratschldge und Handlungsanleitungen, um deren Anforderungen optimal zu bewdltigen. Dabei ist der ganzheitliche Ansatz zu betonen, der eine evolutiondre Weiterentwicklung besser als singuldre Schnellsch]sse unterst]tzen kann. auch der zugrundeliegende Architekturcharakter trdgt zur Festigung dieser Intension bei. Zu knapp werden die Themen Data Mining und Parallelverarbeitung angesprochen; ebenfalls fehlen zur Vertiefung weiterf]hrende Literaturhinweise. Insbesondere SMP und MPP bieten f]r die praktische Realisierung wichtige Unterst]tzungshilfen. Wobei zur Verbesserung der Performance die Fdhigkeit einiger DBMS Abfragen zu optimieren und parallel zu verarbeiten n]tzlich ist.
IT-Director 10/2000

Chapter 1 Introducing the Kimball Lifecycle 1

Chapter 2 Launching and Managing the Project/Program 15

Chapter 3 Collecting the Requirements 63

Chapter 4 Introducing the Technical Architecture 109

Chapter 5 Creating the Architecture Plan and Selecting Products 179

Chapter 6 Introducing Dimensional Modeling 233

Chapter 7 Designing the Dimensional Model 287

Chapter 8 Designing the Physical Database and Planning for Performance 327

Chapter 9 Introducing Extract, Transformation, and Load 369

Chapter 10 Designing and Developing the ETL System 425

Chapter 11 Introducing Business Intelligence Applications 473

Chapter 12 Designing and Developing Business Intelligence Applications 505

Chapter 13 Deploying and Supporting the DW/BI System 541

Chapter 14 Expanding the DW/BI System 579

Glossary 593

ISBN: 9780470149775
ISBN-10: 0470149779
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 21st December 2007
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 18.8  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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